Please Install the Updated Packages.
A flaw in the t1lib library where an attacker could create a malicious file that would cause tetex to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened (CVE-2007-4033). Alin Rad Pop found several flaws in how PDF files are handled in tetex. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause tetex to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened (CVE-2007-4352, CVE-2007-5392, CVE-2007-5393). A stack-based buffer overflow in dvips in tetex allows for user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a DVI file with a long href tag (CVE-2007-5935). A vulnerability in dvips in tetex allows local users to obtain sensitive information and modify certain data by creating certain temporary files before they are processed by dviljk, which can then be read or modified in place (CVE-2007-5936). Multiple buffer overflows in dviljk in tetext may allow users-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted DVI input file (CVE-2007-5937). The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
tetex on Mandriva Linux 2007.0, Mandriva Linux 2007.0/X86_64, Mandriva Linux 2007.1, Mandriva Linux 2007.1/X86_64, Mandriva Linux 2008.0, Mandriva Linux 2008.0/X86_64
CVE CVE-2007-4033, CVE-2007-4352, CVE-2007-5392, CVE-2007-5393, CVE-2007-5935, CVE-2007-5936, CVE-2007-5937
CVSS Base Score: 9.3