Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : texinfo (MDKSA-2005:175)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Frank Lichtenheld has discovered that texindex insecurely creates
temporary files with predictable filenames. This is exploitable if a
local attacker were to create symbolic links in the temporary files
directory, pointing to a valid file on the filesystem. When texindex
is executed, the file would be overwitten with the rights of the user
running texindex.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected info, info-install and / or texinfo packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19984 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-175.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3011

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