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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2002-0836

dvips converter for Postscript files in the tetex package calls the system() function insecurely, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via certain print jobs, possibly involving fonts.
Publish Date : 2002-10-28 Last Update Date : 2016-10-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2002-10-14
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- Products Affected By CVE-2002-0836

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS HP Secure Os 1.0 Linux Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 8.0 PPC Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 8.1 Ia64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 8.2 PPC Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Redhat Linux 6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Redhat Linux 6.2 Alpha Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Redhat Linux 6.2 I386 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Redhat Linux 6.2 Sparc Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Redhat Linux 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Redhat Linux 7.0 Alpha Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Redhat Linux 7.0 I386 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Redhat Linux 7.1 I386 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Redhat Linux 7.1 Ia64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Redhat Linux 7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Redhat Linux 7.1 Alpha Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Redhat Linux 7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Redhat Linux 7.2 I386 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Redhat Linux 7.2 Ia64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Redhat Linux 7.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Redhat Linux 7.3 I386 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Redhat Linux 8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Redhat Linux 8.0 I386 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
HP Secure Os 1
Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 8
Redhat Linux 18

- References For CVE-2002-0836
BID 5978 dvips Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-11
REDHAT RHSA-2002:195
REDHAT RHSA-2002:194
CERT-VN VU#169841
XF dvips-system-execute-commands(10365)
BUGTRAQ 20021216 [OpenPKG-SA-2002.015] OpenPKG Security Advisory (tetex)
BUGTRAQ 20021018 GLSA: tetex
HP HPSBTL0210-073

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2002-0836

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