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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2009-5080: Groff: Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2009-5080: 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) contrib/eqn2graph/eqn2graph.sh, (2) contrib/grap2graph/grap2graph.sh, and (3) contrib/pic2graph/pic2graph.sh scripts in GNU troff (aka groff) 1.21 and earlier do not properly handle certain failed attempts to create temporary directories, which might allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a file in a temporary directory, a different vulnerability than CVE-2004-1296.

Solution(s)

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

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