USN-194-1: texinfo vulnerability

06 October 2005

texinfo vulnerability



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 -

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.