USN-194-1: texinfo vulnerability
Posted on: 10/06/2005 10:12 AM

A new texinfo vulnerability update is available for Ubuntu Linux. Here the announcement:

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-194-1 October 06, 2005
texinfo vulnerability

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)
Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 4.6-1ubuntu1.1 (for Ubuntu 4.10), or 4.7-2.2ubuntu1.1 (for
Ubuntu 5.04). In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to
effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

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.

Updated packages for Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog):

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 125053 f97e652490198d27c6e29af9951cdc71
Size/MD5: 625 f669384d1ae30bae7c70063d9a65d31e
Size/MD5: 1892091 5730c8c0c7484494cca7a7e2d7459c64

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 280644 31eb0286bda40317d0e33553bf1dde59
Size/MD5: 875828 b1c85f8b941d67dac908f8d8c4edf483

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 265932 7296ff8a26d8b7c720ffe7b28347e82f
Size/MD5: 858092 7e52b8db866cbbe2352217a03bc39b14

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 279674 3ac6bc00d8742c696f7793aadc264ba1
Size/MD5: 868758 f49ff63604c06a5077ce06f2ca64382b

Updated packages for Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog):

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 10615 b2a3812bcfe8f069e888170c2eaf73f8
Size/MD5: 628 cee74cea6cd661b85c0f1038fa5fd0e3
Size/MD5: 1979183 72a57e378efb9898c9e41ca839554dae

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 191328 273d9d321578a301f46a7bd0712c54e6
Size/MD5: 488278 8da6138a72e9261433dc8d8d90e1b725

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 177586 8c60d776b23d9ba81ee600805c38dbb5
Size/MD5: 470502 82ebb862c685c13ced8a55c5ad0a6515

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 190400 983de1de47c40a3f90e549ab875ba99b
Size/MD5: 483932 38e2d37a8d0ae17bd492e556e4d42dd0

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