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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-3011

Original release date: 09/21/2005
Last revised: 07/25/2011


The sort_offline function for texindex in texinfo 4.8 and earlier allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 1.2 LOW
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)
Updated packages to correct this issue are available along with our advisory: http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/CVE-2005-3011.html Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200510-04
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10589
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-194-1
External Source: BID
Name: 14854
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2005:175
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1121906-patch.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1267
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0727
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2005:023
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1015468
External Source: SGI
Name: 20061101-01-P
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070404 VMSA-2007-0003 VMware ESX 3.0.1 and 3.0.0 server security updates
External Source: FREEBSD
Name: FreeBSD-SA-06:01
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2007-05-24
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1014992
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-2559638-patch.html
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1219
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305530
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: TSLSA-2005-0059
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=328365
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1939
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10589
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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cpe:/a:gnu:texinfo:4.8 and previous versions

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