GLSA-200510-04 : Texinfo: Insecure temporary file creation

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-04
(Texinfo: Insecure temporary file creation)

Frank Lichtenheld has discovered that the 'sort_offline()'
function in texindex insecurely creates temporary files with
predictable filenames.

Impact :

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary
files directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem.
When texindex is executed, this would result in the file being
overwritten with the rights of the user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Texinfo users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/texinfo-4.8-r1'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19974 (gentoo_GLSA-200510-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 14854

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3011

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