ID CVE-2006-4810
Summary 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.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:gnu:texinfo:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:texinfo:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:gnu:texinfo:4.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:texinfo:4.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 4.6 (as of 17-10-2018 - 21:39)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE NVD-CWE-Other
CAPEC
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
cvss-vector via4 AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:09:45.798-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11782
  • comment CentOS Linux 3.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16651
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
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.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10893
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title 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.
version 22
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 211484
title CVE-2006-4810 texindex buffer overflow
oval
OR
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070026001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment info is earlier than 0:4.5-3.el3.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060727004
        • comment info is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060727005
      • AND
        • comment texinfo is earlier than 0:4.5-3.el3.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060727002
        • comment texinfo is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060727003
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment info is earlier than 0:4.7-5.el4.2
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060727008
        • comment info is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060727005
      • AND
        • comment texinfo is earlier than 0:4.7-5.el4.2
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060727007
        • comment texinfo is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060727003
rhsa
id RHSA-2006:0727
released 2006-11-08
severity Moderate
title RHSA-2006:0727: texinfo security update (Moderate)
rpms
  • info-0:4.5-3.el3.1
  • texinfo-0:4.5-3.el3.1
  • info-0:4.7-5.el4.2
  • texinfo-0:4.7-5.el4.2
refmap via4
bid 20959
bugtraq
  • 20061127 rPSA-2006-0219-1 info install-info texinfo
  • 20070404 VMSA-2007-0003 VMware ESX 3.0.1 and 3.0.0 server security updates
confirm
debian DSA-1219
gentoo GLSA-200611-16
mandriva MDKSA-2006:203
misc http://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/texinfo/texinfo/util/texindex.c?r1=1.16&r2=1.17
openpkg OpenPKG-SA-2006.034
secunia
  • 22725
  • 22777
  • 22798
  • 22898
  • 22929
  • 22995
  • 23015
  • 23112
  • 23335
  • 24788
sgi 20061101-01-P
suse SUSE-SR:2006:028
trustix 2006-0063
ubuntu USN-379-1
vupen
  • ADV-2006-4412
  • ADV-2007-1267
xf texinfo-texindex-bo(30158)
statements via4
contributor Mark J Cox
lastmodified 2007-03-14
organization Red Hat
statement Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Last major update 17-10-2018 - 21:39
Published 08-11-2006 - 21:07
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