Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : texinfo (ELSA-2006-0727)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0727 :

New Texinfo packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now
available.

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 :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-March/000090.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2006-November/000017.html

Solution :

Update the affected 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: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67419 ()

Bugtraq ID: 20959

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3011
CVE-2006-4810