Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : groff (MDVSA-2013:086)

low Nessus Plugin ID 66099
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VPR Score: 4

Synopsis

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in groff :

contrib/pdfmark/pdfroff.sh in GNU troff (aka groff) before 1.21 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a pdf#####.tmp temporary file (CVE-2009-5044).

The (1) gendef.sh, (2) doc/fixinfo.sh, and (3) contrib/gdiffmk/tests/runtests.in scripts in GNU troff (aka groff) 1.21 and earlier allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a gro#####.tmp or /tmp/##### temporary file (CVE-2009-5079).

The (1) contrib/eqn2graph/eqn2graph.sh, (2) contrib/grap2graph/grap2graph.sh, and (3) contrib/pic2graph/pic2graph.sh scripts in GNU troff (aka groff) 1.21 and earlier do not properly handle certain failed attempts to create temporary directories, which might allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a file in a temporary directory, a different vulnerability than CVE-2004-1296 (CVE-2009-5080).

The (1) config.guess, (2) contrib/groffer/perl/groffer.pl, and (3) contrib/groffer/perl/roff2.pl scripts in GNU troff (aka groff) 1.21 and earlier use an insufficient number of X characters in the template argument to the tempfile function, which makes it easier for local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file, a different vulnerability than CVE-2004-0969 (CVE-2009-5081).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 66099

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-086.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 4/20/2013

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:groff, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:groff-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:groff-for-man, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:groff-perl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:groff-x11, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/9/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-5044, CVE-2009-5079, CVE-2009-5080, CVE-2009-5081

BID: 36381, 53937, 53940

MDVSA: 2013:086