Ubuntu 4.10 : groff vulnerabilities (USN-43-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 20660
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionJavier 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected groff and / or groff-base packages.