CVE-2006-4810

NameCVE-2006-4810
DescriptionBuffer 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1219
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
texinfo (PTS)wheezy4.13a.dfsg.1-10fixed
jessie5.2.0.dfsg.1-6fixed
stretch, sid6.1.0.dfsg.1-8fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
texinfosource(unstable)4.8.dfsg.1-4medium
texinfosourcesarge4.7-2.2sarge2mediumDSA-1219

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