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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Tcl/Tk Vendors:   tcl.sourceforge.net
Tcl/Tk Buffer Overflow in Processing GIF Files Lets Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019309
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019309
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0553   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 6 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.5.0 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Tcl/Tk. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted GIF file that, when processed by the target application using Tcl/Tk, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when processed by the target application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (8.5.1).

The Tcl advisory is available at:

http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=573933&group_id=10894

Vendor URL:  sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=573933&group_id=10894 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 21 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Tcl/Tk Buffer Overflow in Processing GIF Files Lets Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3.
Feb 21 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Tcl/Tk Buffer Overflow in Processing GIF Files Lets Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Feb 22 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Tcl/Tk Buffer Overflow in Processing GIF Files Lets Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Feb 22 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Tcl/Tk Buffer Overflow in Processing GIF Files Lets Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for tk for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
May 8 2008 (Sun Issues Fix) Tcl/Tk Buffer Overflow in Processing GIF Files Lets Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued a fix for Solaris 9 and 10.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 6 Feb 2008 09:13:21 -0500
Subject:  Tcl Tk


http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=573933&group_id=10894

>   * Repaired buffer overflow in GIF handling code (CVE-2008-0553).
 
 


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