Oracle Solaris Third-Party Patch Update : texinfo (cve_2006_4810_buffer_overflow)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80782


The remote Solaris system is missing a security patch for third-party software.


The remote Solaris system is missing necessary patches to address security updates :

- Buffer overflow in the readline function in util/texindex.c, as used by the (1) texi2dvi and (2) texindex commands, in texinfo 4.8 and earlier allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Texinfo file. (CVE-2006-4810)


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80782

File Name: solaris11_texinfo_20140512.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/01/19

Modified: 2015/01/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:solaris:11.1, p-cpe:/a:oracle:solaris:texinfo

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Solaris11/release, Host/Solaris11/pkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4810