[USN-194-1] texinfo vulnerability

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at canonical.com
Thu Oct 6 14:03:54 UTC 2005


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-194-1	   October 06, 2005
texinfo vulnerability
CAN-2005-3011
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A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

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

The following packages are affected:

texinfo

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:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.6-1ubuntu1.1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5:   125053 f97e652490198d27c6e29af9951cdc71
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.6-1ubuntu1.1.dsc
      Size/MD5:      625 f669384d1ae30bae7c70063d9a65d31e
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.6.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5:  1892091 5730c8c0c7484494cca7a7e2d7459c64

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/info_4.6-1ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:   280644 31eb0286bda40317d0e33553bf1dde59
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.6-1ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:   875828 b1c85f8b941d67dac908f8d8c4edf483

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/info_4.6-1ubuntu1.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:   265932 7296ff8a26d8b7c720ffe7b28347e82f
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.6-1ubuntu1.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:   858092 7e52b8db866cbbe2352217a03bc39b14

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/info_4.6-1ubuntu1.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:   279674 3ac6bc00d8742c696f7793aadc264ba1
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.6-1ubuntu1.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:   868758 f49ff63604c06a5077ce06f2ca64382b

Updated packages for Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog):

  Source archives:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2ubuntu1.1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5:    10615 b2a3812bcfe8f069e888170c2eaf73f8
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2ubuntu1.1.dsc
      Size/MD5:      628 cee74cea6cd661b85c0f1038fa5fd0e3
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5:  1979183 72a57e378efb9898c9e41ca839554dae

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/info_4.7-2.2ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:   191328 273d9d321578a301f46a7bd0712c54e6
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:   488278 8da6138a72e9261433dc8d8d90e1b725

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/info_4.7-2.2ubuntu1.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:   177586 8c60d776b23d9ba81ee600805c38dbb5
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2ubuntu1.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:   470502 82ebb862c685c13ced8a55c5ad0a6515

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/info_4.7-2.2ubuntu1.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:   190400 983de1de47c40a3f90e549ab875ba99b
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2ubuntu1.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:   483932 38e2d37a8d0ae17bd492e556e4d42dd0
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