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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-4810

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.
Publish Date : 2006-11-08 Last Update Date : 2010-09-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.6
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2006-10-14 2006-11-08
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Buffer overflow in the readline function in util/texindex.c, as used by the (1) texi2dvi and (2) texindex commands, in t... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10893 unix
CVE-2006-4810 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20064810 unix
RHSA-2006:0727: texinfo security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060727 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-4810

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Texinfo 4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Texinfo 1

- References For CVE-2006-4810

ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20061101-01-P
SGI 20061101-01-P
http://secunia.com/advisories/22898
SECUNIA 22898
http://secunia.com/advisories/22929
SECUNIA 22929
http://secunia.com/advisories/23015
SECUNIA 23015
http://secunia.com/advisories/22995
SECUNIA 22995
http://secunia.com/advisories/23112
SECUNIA 23112
http://secunia.com/advisories/23335
SECUNIA 23335
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/452723/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20061127 rPSA-2006-0219-1 info install-info texinfo
http://www.openpkg.org/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.034-texinfo.html
OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.034
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_28_sr.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:028
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:203
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:203
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2007/1267
VUPEN ADV-2007-1267
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1219
DEBIAN DSA-1219
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200611-16.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200611-16
http://secunia.com/advisories/24788
SECUNIA 24788
http://secunia.com/advisories/22725
SECUNIA 22725
http://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/texinfo/texinfo/util/texindex.c?r1=1.16&r2=1.17
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/4412
VUPEN ADV-2006-4412
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0063/
TRUSTIX 2006-0063
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/464745/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20070404 VMSA-2007-0003 VMware ESX 3.0.1 and 3.0.0 server security updates
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-1121906-patch.html CONFIRM
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-2559638-patch.html CONFIRM
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-810 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/22777
SECUNIA 22777
http://secunia.com/advisories/22798
SECUNIA 22798
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20959
BID 20959 Texinfo File Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2014-02-25
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-379-1
UBUNTU USN-379-1
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/30158
XF texinfo-texindex-bo(30158)
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0727.html
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0727

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-4810

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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