FreeBSD : groff -- pic2graph and eqn2graph are vulnerable to symlink attack through temporary files (01bb84e2-bd88-11d9-a281-02e018374e71)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

The eqn2graph and pic2graph scripts in groff 1.18.1 allow local users
to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.

See also :

https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=80671
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=286371
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=286372
http://www.nessus.org/u?14fb9f6d

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18816 (freebsd_pkg_01bb84e2bd8811d9a28102e018374e71.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 12058

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1296

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