Ubuntu 4.10 : groff utility vulnerability (USN-13-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered a vulnerability in the groff
package. The utility 'groffer' created a temporary directory in an
insecure way, which allowed exploitation of a race condition to create
or overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking the

Solution :

Update the affected groff and / or groff-base packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20520 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0969