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; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1219
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs328365
Debian/oldoldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
texinfo (PTS)squeeze4.13a.dfsg.1-6fixed
wheezy4.13a.dfsg.1-10fixed
stretch, jessie, sid5.2.0.dfsg.1-6fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
texinfosource(unstable)4.8-1low328365
texinfosourcesarge4.7-2.2sarge2lowDSA-1219

Notes

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

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