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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-04
(Texinfo: Insecure temporary file creation)
Frank Lichtenheld has discovered that the 'sort_offline()'
function in texindex insecurely creates temporary files with
A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary
files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem.
When texindex is executed, this would result in the file being
overwritten with the rights of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Texinfo users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/texinfo-4.8-r1'
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.0
Public Exploit Available : true