Upstream information

CVE-2002-0836 at MITRE

Description

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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 33807 [RESOLVED]

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