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Gentoo: 201310-14 Groff: Multiple Vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Groff, allowing context-dependent attackers to conduct symlink attacks.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201310-14
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 Severity: Low
    Title: Groff: Multiple Vulnerabilities
     Date: October 25, 2013
     Bugs: #386335
       ID: 201310-14

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Groff, allowing
context-dependent attackers to conduct symlink attacks.

Background
==========

GNU Troff (Groff) is a text formatter used for man pages.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  sys-apps/groff               < 1.22.2                  >= 1.22.2 

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Groff. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A context-dependent attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite
arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the
application.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Groff users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/groff-1.22.2"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2009-5044
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-5044
[ 2 ] CVE-2009-5078
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-5078
[ 3 ] CVE-2009-5079
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-5079
[ 4 ] CVE-2009-5080
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-5080
[ 5 ] CVE-2009-5081
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-5081
[ 6 ] CVE-2009-5082
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-5082

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201310-14.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
 
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