GLSA-201310-14 : Groff: Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70649


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201310-14 (Groff: Multiple Vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Groff. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Groff users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/groff-1.22.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70649

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201310-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/10/27

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:X/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:groff, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-5044, CVE-2009-5078, CVE-2009-5079, CVE-2009-5080, CVE-2009-5081, CVE-2009-5082

BID: 36381, 53937, 53940

OSVDB: 73111, 74382, 74383, 74384, 74385, 74386, 74387, 74388, 74389, 74390, 74391, 74392, 74393

GLSA: 201310-14