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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0727 :
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 texinfo packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
Public Exploit Available : false