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Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

USN194-1 : texinfo vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
texinfo vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

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 allow 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)

Threat Level: High

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