Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : txt2man vulnerability (USN-1979-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Patrick J Cherry discovered that txt2man contained leftover debugging
code that incorrectly created a temporary file. A local attacker could
possibly use this issue to overwrite arbitrary files. In the default
Ubuntu installation, this should be prevented by the Yama link
restrictions.

Solution :

Update the affected txt2man package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.3
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70254 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62716

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1444