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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">
<glsa id="200611-16">
  <title>Texinfo: Buffer overflow</title>
  <synopsis>
    Texinfo is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to the execution
    of arbitrary code.
  </synopsis>
  <product type="ebuild">texinfo</product>
  <announced>2006-11-21</announced>
  <revised>2006-11-21: 01</revised>
  <bug>154316</bug>
  <access>remote</access>
  <affected>
    <package name="sys-apps/texinfo" auto="yes" arch="*">
      <unaffected range="ge">4.8-r5</unaffected>
      <vulnerable range="lt">4.8-r5</vulnerable>
    </package>
  </affected>
  <background>
    <p>
    Texinfo is the official documentation system of the GNU project.
    </p>
  </background>
  <description>
    <p>
    Miloslav Trmac from Red Hat discovered a buffer overflow in the
    "readline()" function of texindex.c. The "readline()" function is
    called by the texi2dvi and texindex commands.
    </p>
  </description>
  <impact type="normal">
    <p>
    By enticing a user to open a specially crafted Texinfo file, an
    attacker could execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user
    running Texinfo.
    </p>
  </impact>
  <workaround>
    <p>
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    </p>
  </workaround>
  <resolution>
    <p>
    All Texinfo users should upgrade to the latest version:
    </p>
    <code>
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=sys-apps/texinfo-4.8-r5"</code>
  </resolution>
  <references>
    <uri link="https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4810">CVE-2006-4810</uri>
  </references>
  <metadata tag="requester" timestamp="2006-11-15T21:23:53Z">
    vorlon
  </metadata>
  <metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="2006-11-15T21:39:27Z">
    vorlon
  </metadata>
  <metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="2006-11-16T14:40:00Z">
    jaervosz
  </metadata>
</glsa>