Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : texinfo (ELSA-2006-0727)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67419


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2006:0727 :

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 texinfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67419

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2006-0727.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:info, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:texinfo, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/21

Reference Information

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

BID: 14854, 20959

RHSA: 2006:0727