RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : texinfo (RHSA-2006:0727)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

New Texinfo packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Texinfo is a documentation system that can produce both online
information and printed output from a single source file.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in Texinfo's texindex command. An
attacker could construct a carefully crafted Texinfo file that could
cause texindex to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when
opened. (CVE-2006-4810)

A flaw was found in the way Texinfo's texindex command creates
temporary files. A local user could leverage this flaw to overwrite
files the user executing texindex has write access to. (CVE-2005-3011)

Users of Texinfo should upgrade to these updated packages which
contain backported patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected info and / or texinfo packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23678 ()

Bugtraq ID: 14854

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3011