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Security update for texinfo

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(Last modified: 12OCT2005)


solutions Security update for texinfo SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1474e956ae188821ca845e9d2407cc6e)

Applies to

Package: texinfo
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10515
Release: 20051012
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using texinfo should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Description

This update improves the handling of temporary files. Previous versions can be exploited by local users to overwrite arbitrary files.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh texinfo.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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