Ubuntu 4.10 : tetex-bin vulnerability (USN-51-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Javier Fern�ez-Sanguino Pe�oticed that 'xdvizilla', an auxiliary
script to integrate DVI file viewing in Mozilla-based browsers,
created temporary files and directories in an insecure manner. This
could allow a symbolic link attack to create or overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected libkpathsea-dev, libkpathsea3 and / or tetex-bin
packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20669 ()

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