CVE-2006-4810

MEDIUM

Description

Buffer overflow in the readline function in util/texindex.c, as used by the (1) texi2dvi and (2) texindex commands, in texinfo 4.8 and earlier allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Texinfo file.

References

ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061101-01-P

http://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/texinfo/texinfo/util/texindex.c?r1=1.16&r2=1.17

http://secunia.com/advisories/22725

http://secunia.com/advisories/22777

http://secunia.com/advisories/22798

http://secunia.com/advisories/22898

http://secunia.com/advisories/22929

http://secunia.com/advisories/22995

http://secunia.com/advisories/23015

http://secunia.com/advisories/23112

http://secunia.com/advisories/23335

http://secunia.com/advisories/24788

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200611-16.xml

http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1219

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:203

http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_28_sr.html

http://www.openpkg.org/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.034-texinfo.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0727.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/452723/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/464745/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20959

http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0063/

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-379-1

http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1121906-patch.html

http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-2559638-patch.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4412

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1267

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/30158

https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-810

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10893

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2006-11-08

Updated: 2018-10-17

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM