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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena noticed 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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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