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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201310-14

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201310-14
Posted Oct 25, 2013
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201310-14 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Groff, allowing context-dependent attackers to conduct symlink attacks. Versions less than 1.22.2 are affected.

tags | advisory, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2009-5044, CVE-2009-5078, CVE-2009-5079, CVE-2009-5080, CVE-2009-5081, CVE-2009-5082
SHA-256 | 4c8b8107de41173ce0db5640699699fd0f4ae5cfcb10a6a2cf1b52bf8d21c739

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 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
=================

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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
==========

[ 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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