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Tk: Buffer overflow



Tk: Buffer overflow
Tk: Buffer overflow




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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200710-07
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Tk: Buffer overflow
      Date: October 07, 2007
      Bugs: #192539
        ID: 200710-07

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in Tk.

Background
=========
Tk is a toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces.

Affected packages
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     Package      /   Vulnerable   /                        Unaffected
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  1  dev-lang/tk      < 8.4.15-r1                         >= 8.4.15-r1

Description
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Reinhard Max discovered a boundary error in Tk when processing an
interlaced GIF with two frames where the second is smaller than the
first one.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted GIF
image with a Tk-based software, possibly resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Tk users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/tk-8.4.15-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-4851
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4851 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200710-07.xml 

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 

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