CVE-2005-3011

NameCVE-2005-3011
DescriptionThe 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1219
Debian Bugs328365

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
texinfo (PTS)bullseye6.7.0.dfsg.2-6fixed
bookworm6.8-6fixed
sid, trixie7.1-3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
texinfosourcesarge4.7-2.2sarge2DSA-1219
texinfosource(unstable)4.8-1low328365

Notes

[sarge] - texinfo <no-dsa> (Minor issue, hardly exploitable)

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