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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN194-1 : texinfo vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
texinfo vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- info
- texinfo


Description :

Frank Lichtenheld discovered that the "texindex" program created
temporary files in an insecure manner. This could permit a symlink
attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the rights of
the user running texindex.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- info-4.7-2.2ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- texinfo-4.7-2.2ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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