Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : texinfo vulnerability (USN-379-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Miloslav Trmac discovered a buffer overflow in texinfo's index
processor. If a user is tricked into processing a .texi file with
texindex, this could lead to arbitrary code execution with user
privileges.

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 info and / or texinfo packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27961 ()

Bugtraq ID: 20959

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4810