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[gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201310-14 ] Groff: Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201310-14

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http://security.gentoo.org/

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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

=================

 

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected

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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

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[ 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 ( -at -) gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at

https://bugs.gentoo.org.

 

License

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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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