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Mandriva: 2013:086: groff Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in groff: contrib/pdfmark/pdfroff.sh in GNU troff (aka groff) before 1.21 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a pdf#####.tmp temporary file (CVE-2009-5044). [More...]
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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2013:086
 http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Package : groff
 Date    : April 9, 2013
 Affected: Business Server 1.0
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Problem Description:

 Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in groff:
 
 contrib/pdfmark/pdfroff.sh in GNU troff (aka groff) before 1.21 allows
 local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a
 pdf#####.tmp temporary file (CVE-2009-5044).
 
 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
 (CVE-2009-5079).
 
 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
 (CVE-2009-5080).
 
 The (1) config.guess, (2) contrib/groffer/perl/groffer.pl, and (3)
 contrib/groffer/perl/roff2.pl scripts in GNU troff (aka groff) 1.21
 and earlier use an insufficient number of X characters in the template
 argument to the tempfile function, which makes it easier for local
 users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary
 file, a different vulnerability than CVE-2004-0969 (CVE-2009-5081).
 
 The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:

 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-5044
 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-5079
 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-5080
 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-5081
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Business Server 1/X86_64:
 2515f0236cbf74bb49265d665c6e6a80  mbs1/x86_64/groff-1.21-3.2.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 5c3f53aec7e2af8728391d7d4e85d583  mbs1/x86_64/groff-doc-1.21-3.2.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 1dd1860c024063f5ba1eaa39c59c0de1  mbs1/x86_64/groff-for-man-1.21-3.2.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 5114c1d0a28e778686b753e575793f9d  mbs1/x86_64/groff-perl-1.21-3.2.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 c18d1da7f031fa6890aca29a95c012ae  mbs1/x86_64/groff-x11-1.21-3.2.mbs1.x86_64.rpm 
 3f1690137749a175708575692ae030ee  mbs1/SRPMS/groff-1.21-3.2.mbs1.src.rpm
 _______________________________________________________________________

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

  http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/advisories/

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_(at)_mandriva.com
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
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