Tug TeX Live dospecial.c predospecial numeric error

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Tug TeX Live (affected version not known). Affected by this issue is the function predospecial of the file dospecial.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-189. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Integer overflow in the predospecial function in dospecial.c in dvips in (1) TeX Live and (2) teTeX might allow user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted DVI file that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

The weakness was released 04/16/2010 by Marc Schoenefeld as Bug 572941 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared for download at bugzilla.redhat.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2010-0739. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 47481 (Fedora 11 : texlive-2007-47.fc11 (2010-8273)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 118280 (Fedora Update for texlive (FEDORA-2010-8314)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-25747) and Tenable (47481). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 53087.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 47481
Nessus Name: Fedora 11 : texlive-2007-47.fc11 (2010-8273)
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OpenVAS ID: 880396
OpenVAS Name: CentOS Update for tetex CESA-2010:0399 centos4 i386
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02/26/2010 🔍
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Advisory: Bug 572941
Researcher: Marc Schoenefeld
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-0739 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 25747 - TeX Live and teTeX Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability via a Crafted DVI File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 39500 - TeX Live 'dospecial.c' '.dvi' File Parsing Integer Overflow Vulnerability

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Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 09/08/2021 06:34 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (63), 02/24/2017 11:04 AM (9), 09/08/2021 06:20 AM (4), 09/08/2021 06:34 AM (1)
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