RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : texinfo (RHSA-2006:0727)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 23678


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


New Texinfo packages that fix various security vulnerabilities are now available.

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 opened. (CVE-2006-4810)

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.


Update the affected info and / or texinfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23678

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0727.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/11/20

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:info, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:texinfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3011, CVE-2006-4810

BID: 14854, 20959

OSVDB: 30245, 30246

RHSA: 2006:0727