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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2009-5079: Groff: Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2009-5079: Groff: Multiple Vulnerabilities

Severity
3
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
Published
06/30/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

The (1) gendef.sh, (2) doc/fixinfo.sh, and (3) contrib/gdiffmk/tests/runtests.in scripts in GNU troff (aka groff) 1.21 and earlier allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a gro#####.tmp or /tmp/##### temporary file.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-sys-apps-groff

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