Debian: New texinfo packages fix multiple vulnerabilities

    Date27 Nov 2006
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in the GNU texinfo package, a documentation system for on-line information and printed output. CVE-2005-3011: Handling of temporary files is performed in an insecure manner, allowing an attacker to overwrite any file writable by the victim. CVE-2006-4810: A buffer overflow in util/texindex.c could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the victim's access rights by inducing the victim to run texindex or tex2dvi on a specially crafted texinfo file.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1219-1                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Noah Meyerhans
    November 27, 2006
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    Package        : texinfo
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2005-3011 CVE-2006-4810
    BugTraq ID     : 14854 20959
    
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in the GNU texinfo package, a
    documentation system for on-line information and printed output.
    
    CVE-2005-3011
    Handling of temporary files is performed in an insecure manner, allowing
    an attacker to overwrite any file writable by the victim.
    
    CVE-2006-4810
    A buffer overflow in util/texindex.c could allow an attacker to execute
    arbitrary code with the victim's access rights by inducing the victim to
    run texindex or tex2dvi on a specially crafted texinfo file.
    
    For the stable distribution (sarge), these problems have been fixed in
    version 4.7-2.2sarge2  Note that binary packages for the mipsel
    architecture are not currently available due to technical problems with
    the build host.  These packages will be made available as soon as
    possible.
    
    For unstable (sid) and the upcoming stable release (etch), these
    problems have been fixed in version 4.8.dfsg.1-4
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your texinfo package.
    
    Upgrade instructions
    - --------------------
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    Debian 3.1 (stable)
    - -------------------
    
    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2sarge2.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      622 f146d738696417a3f14e04875066ef9a
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1979183 72a57e378efb9898c9e41ca839554dae
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2sarge2.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    10614 07a591b00a79ba8e2acf13d7654bf3e8
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/info_4.7-2.2sarge2_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   207720 1fce59e479c10386d5bab3d8aec99ddd
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2sarge2_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   884956 93a3606294fd0059390b7da3c5803a1a
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/info_4.7-2.2sarge2_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   191308 035c9fb7bffa818819e6e104218d5911
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2sarge2_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   863680 8300c746fbb75231a09229f32f57d126
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/info_4.7-2.2sarge2_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   178812 d8781c075692500d4d6a799019697a72
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2sarge2_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   848862 4d31ba02e3004a5e290d6204ba402b19
    
    hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2sarge2_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   867668 934d2a72b73c4342066f1fba21c35fff
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/info_4.7-2.2sarge2_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   195122 07ea3515643ddb8dc29791802974ec40
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2sarge2_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   846972 eb370f53f4db1681ead784353f6711c4
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/info_4.7-2.2sarge2_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   179614 ee08c755b1eb00043173acfdae2420d7
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2sarge2_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   912350 c99196682ffe5436a1f99da332e77f91
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/info_4.7-2.2sarge2_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   229398 e9e6dca2f2250bd07c0605e393105339
    
    m68k architecture (Motorola Mc680x0)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/info_4.7-2.2sarge2_m68k.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   171354 93b5762ecf847bba77396f08b04e225e
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2sarge2_m68k.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   838386 2d63f36ef81c84ae8bdad8f2be5f1797
    
    mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/info_4.7-2.2sarge2_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   197790 a4995ad93353790e9c65c1670013ee9d
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2sarge2_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   871394 33293634348c2de181f44a1cde80a296
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2sarge2_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   858718 15af021f7fcc9f8725e6148fcbc7ea45
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/info_4.7-2.2sarge2_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   190392 0ad24b055c5c6db61c81120a9a3931ee
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/info_4.7-2.2sarge2_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   190132 5d21d2dbfe5625f0a16a9016869ebd07
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2sarge2_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   862776 79880b6208371510574f131376c01097
    
    sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/info_4.7-2.2sarge2_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   179676 ff45ad02e7f8a92ce2c99225a3671f3e
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/texinfo/texinfo_4.7-2.2sarge2_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   849696 5ebdcaed10e4bf038162a6a937f1bc1a
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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