USN-5-1: gettext vulnerabilities

27 October 2004

gettext vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description

Details

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered some vulnerabilities in the gettext package. The programs “autopoint” and “gettextize” created temporary files in an insecure way, which allowed a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 4.10
gettext

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

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