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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   teTeX Vendors:   Esser, Thomas
teTeX Array Index Errors In Converting DVI Files to PNG Images Let Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023949
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023949
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0829   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 7 2010
Impact:   Denial of service via network


Description:   A vulnerability was reported in teTeX. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted DVI file that, when converted to the PNG format, will trigger an array index error and cause the dvipng process to crash.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target dvipng process to crash.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

[Editor's note: teTeX is no longer maintained by the upstream vendor. Individual Linux distributions may have fixes available.]

Vendor URL:  www.tug.org/tetex/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 7 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) teTeX Array Index Errors In Converting DVI Files to PNG Images Let Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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