Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : texinfo vulnerability (USN-194-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Frank Lichtenheld discovered that the 'texindex' program created
temporary files in an insecure manner. This could allow a symlink
attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of
the user running texindex.

Solution :

Update the affected info and / or texinfo packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20608 ()

Bugtraq ID: 14854

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3011