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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-4810

Original release date: 11/08/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Buffer overflow in the readline function in util/texindex.c, as used by the (1) texi2dvi and (2) texindex commands, in texinfo 4.8 and earlier allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Texinfo file.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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External Source: XF
Name: texinfo-texindex-bo(30158)
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1219
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22725
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10893
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-810
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200611-16
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 24788
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22777
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22798
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1121906-patch.html
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 23015
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20061127 rPSA-2006-0219-1 info install-info texinfo
External Source: BID
Name: 20959
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:203
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22995
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-379-1
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-4412
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 23112
External Source: SGI
Name: 20061101-01-P
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-2559638-patch.html
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2006-0063
External Source: OPENPKG
Name: OpenPKG-SA-2006.034
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070404 VMSA-2007-0003 VMware ESX 3.0.1 and 3.0.0 server security updates
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2006:028
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22898
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1267
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 23335
External Source: MISC
Name: http://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/texinfo/texinfo/util/texindex.c?r1=1.16&r2=1.17
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22929
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0727
Type: Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10893
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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