USN-194-1: texinfo vulnerability

6 October 2005

texinfo vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 5.04
  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description

Details

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 privileges of the user running texindex.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.04
texinfo
Ubuntu 4.10
texinfo

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

References