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

Low Nessus Plugin ID 18816


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


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


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 18816

File Name: freebsd_pkg_01bb84e2bd8811d9a28102e018374e71.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2014/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-groff, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2005/05/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1296

BID: 12058