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USN194-1 : texinfo vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
These remote packages are missing security patches :
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.
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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