USN-194-1: texinfo vulnerability
06 October 2005
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.