Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : texinfo vulnerability (USN-379-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27961
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMiloslav Trmac discovered a buffer overflow in texinfo's index processor. If a user is tricked into processing a .texi file with texindex, this could lead to arbitrary code execution with user privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected info and / or texinfo packages.