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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN51-1 : tetex-bin vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
tetex-bin vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- libkpathsea-dev
- libkpathsea3
- tetex-bin


Description :

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña noticed that "xdvizilla", an auxiliary
script to integrate DVI file viewing in Mozilla-based browsers,
created temporary files and directories in an insecure manner. This
could permit a symbolic link attack to create or overwrite arbitrary
files with the rights of the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- libkpathsea-dev-2.0.2-21ubuntu0.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- libkpathsea3-2.0.2-21ubuntu0.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- tetex-bin-2.0.2-21ubuntu0.4 (Ubuntu 4.10)



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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