This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
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
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 :
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