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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-5935

Stack-based buffer overflow in hpc.c in dvips in teTeX and TeXlive 2007 and earlier allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a DVI file with a long href tag.
Publish Date : 2007-11-13 Last Update Date : 2018-10-15
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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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: This issue has been addressed in RHSA-2010:0399 and RHSA-2010:0401.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2007-11-06 2007-10-17
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-5935 unix
RHSA-2010:0399: tetex security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100399 unix
RHSA-2010:0401: tetex security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100401 unix
Stack-based buffer overflow in hpc.c in dvips in teTeX and TeXlive 2007 and earlier allows user-assisted attackers to ex... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11311 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2007-5935

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Tetex Tetex * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application TUG Texlive 2007 * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Tetex Tetex 1
TUG Texlive 2007 1

- References For CVE-2007-5935 CONFIRM
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:001
SECTRACK 1019058
BID 26469 teTeX DVI File Parsing Multiple Vulnerabilities Release Date:2010-05-06
GENTOO GLSA-200711-34
GENTOO GLSA-200805-13
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:011
VUPEN ADV-2007-3896
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11311
BUGTRAQ 20080212 FLEA-2008-0006-1 tetex tetex-dvips tetex-fonts

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-5935

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