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CVE-2006-4810 Detail

Current Description

Buffer 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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/08/2006      View Analysis Description

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Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

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

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 SGI 20061101-01-P External Source MISC External Source GENTOO GLSA-200611-16 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1219 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:203 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:028 External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.034 Patch External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0727 External Source BUGTRAQ 20061127 rPSA-2006-0219-1 info install-info texinfo External Source BUGTRAQ 20070404 VMSA-2007-0003 VMware ESX 3.0.1 and 3.0.0 server security updates External Source BID 20959 External Source TRUSTIX 2006-0063 External Source UBUNTU USN-379-1 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4412 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1267 External Source XF texinfo-texindex-bo(30158) External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10893

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Technical Details

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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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