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MDKSA-2004:166: tetex

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the tetex package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:166 (tetex).

Chris Evans discovered numerous vulnerabilities in the xpdf package, which also
effect software using embedded xpdf code, such as tetex (CVE-2004-0888).

Multiple integer overflow issues affecting xpdf-2.0 and xpdf-3.0. Also programs
like tetex which have embedded versions of xpdf. These can result in writing an
arbitrary byte to a possible hacker controlled location which probably could lead to
arbitrary code execution.

iDefense also reported a buffer overflow vulnerability, which affects versions
of xpdf <= xpdf-3.0 and several programs, like tetex, which use embedded xpdf
code. A possible hacker could construct a malicious payload file which could enable
arbitrary code execution on the target system (CVE-2004-1125).

The updated packages are patched to protect against these vulnerabilities.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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