Ubuntu 4.10 : groff vulnerabilities (USN-43-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered that the auxiliary scripts
'eqn2graph' and 'pic2graph' created temporary files in an insecure
way, which allowed exploitation of a race condition to create or
overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :


Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20660 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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