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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2009-5082: Groff: Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2009-5082: 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) configure and (2) config.guess scripts in GNU troff (aka groff) 1.20.1 on Openwall GNU/*/Linux (aka Owl) improperly create temporary files upon a failure of the mktemp function, which makes it easier for local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file.

Solution(s)

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

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