Ubuntu Security Update Fixes GNU Texinfo Temporary File Creation

Posted by tadelste on Oct 7, 2005 7:04 AM EDT
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Ubuntu has released a security patch to correct a vulnerability identified in GNU Texinfo. The problem is due to an error in the "textindex.c" file that creates temporary files insecurely, which may be exploited by local attackers to overwrite or create arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the vulnerable application.

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