Fedora 16 : groff-1.21-4.fc16 (2012-8596)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 59419


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


older security fixes :

- CVE-2009-5044: insecure temporary file handling in pdfroff

- CVE-2009-5080: improper handling of failed attempts to create temporary directories in eqn2graph/pic2graph/grap2graph

- CVE-2009-5081: roff2.pl and groffer.pl use easy-to-guess temporary file names

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


Update the affected groff package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 59419

File Name: fedora_2012-8596.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/06/08

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:groff, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-5044, CVE-2009-5080, CVE-2009-5081

BID: 36381

FEDORA: 2012-8596