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CVE-2005-3011 Detail

Current Description

The 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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/21/2005
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 1.2 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Updated packages to correct this issue are available along with our advisory: http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/CVE-2005-3011.html Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-06:01.texindex.asc
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061101-01-P
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=328365 Exploit
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305530
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2007/May/msg00004.html
http://lists.trustix.org/pipermail/tsl-announce/2005-October/000354.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1014992
http://securitytracker.com/id?1015468
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1219
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200510-04.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:175
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2005_23_sr.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0727.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/464745/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/14854
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-194-1
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1121906-patch.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-2559638-patch.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1267 Vendor Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1939 Vendor Advisory
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10589

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10589
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10589

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:gnu:texinfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 4.8

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2005-3011
NVD Published Date:
09/21/2005
NVD Last Modified:
10/19/2018