National Vulnerability Database

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National Vulnerability

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      Last Modified:  09/21/2005      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
Original release date:
Last revised:


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
1.2 LOW
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
Exploitability Subscore:
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source FREEBSD FreeBSD-SA-06:01 External Source SGI 20061101-01-P Exploit External Source MISC External Source CONFIRM External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2007-05-24 External Source TRUSTIX TSLSA-2005-0059 External Source SECTRACK 1014992 External Source SECTRACK 1015468 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1219 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200510-04 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2005:175 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2005:023 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0727 External Source BUGTRAQ 20070404 VMSA-2007-0003 VMware ESX 3.0.1 and 3.0.0 server security updates External Source BID 14854 External Source UBUNTU USN-194-1 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1267 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1939 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10589

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

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

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