Bug 720057 (CVE-2009-5081)

Summary: CVE-2009-5081 groff: roff2.pl and groffer.pl use easy-to-guess temporary file names
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Vincent Danen <vdanen>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: jrusnack, jvcelak
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Whiteboard: public=20090814,reported=20110630,source=cve,impact=low,cvss2=1.9/AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N,fedora-all/groff=affected,cwe=CWE-377
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Description Vincent Danen 2011-07-08 17:29:31 EDT
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2009-5081 to
the following vulnerability:

Name: CVE-2009-5081
URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-5081
Assigned: 20110630
Reference: http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/14/4
Reference: http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/14/5
Reference: http://cvsweb.openwall.com/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/Owl/packages/groff/groff-1.20.1-owl-tmp.diff
Reference: http://cvsweb.openwall.com/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/Owl/packages/groff/groff-1.20.1-owl-tmp.diff.diff?r1=1.1;r2=1.2;f=h

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.


Statement:

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of groff as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, or 6.
Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2011-07-08 17:37:18 EDT
Created groff tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 720060]
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-06-07 19:01:31 EDT
groff-1.21-4.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-06-07 19:04:07 EDT
groff-1.21-4.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-06-07 19:08:41 EDT
groff-1.21-9.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.