Debian Security Advisory DSA 1219-1 (texinfo)

Published: 2008-01-17 22:17:11
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Recommendations:
For the stable distribution (sarge), these problems have been fixed in version 4.7-2.2sarge2 Note that binary Linux Distribution Packages for the mipsel architecture are not currently available due to technical problems with the build host. These Linux Distribution Packages will be made available as soon as possible. For unstable (sid) and the upcoming stable release (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 4.8.dfsg.1-4 We recommend that you upgrade your texinfo Linux Distribution Package. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201219-1

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to texinfo announced via advisory DSA 1219-1. Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in the GNU texinfo Linux Distribution Package, a documentation system for on-line information and printed output. CVE-2005-3011 Handling of temporary files is performed in an insecure manner, allowing an attacker to overwrite any file writable by the victim. CVE-2006-4810 A buffer overflow in util/texindex.c could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the victim's access rights by inducing the victim to run texindex or tex2dvi on a specially crafted texinfo file.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2005-3011
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2006-4810

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/14854
https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20959

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.6
Published
2008-01-17
Modified
2017-07-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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