Bug 709413 - (CVE-2009-5044) CVE-2009-5044 groff: insecure temporary file handling in pdfroff
CVE-2009-5044 groff: insecure temporary file handling in pdfroff
Status: NEW
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
unspecified
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
public=20090724,reported=20110112,sou...
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Depends On: 709414 709415
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Reported: 2011-05-31 12:32 EDT by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2015-07-31 02:41 EDT (History)
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Description Vincent Danen 2011-05-31 12:32:47 EDT
A Debian bug report [1] indicated that the pdfroff utility uses $$ (the current process's PID) to create predictable temporary files.

pdfroff is not included in older versions of groff as provided with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or earlier (1.18.1), but is included in 1.20 and higher, so Fedora 14 and higher are affected.

As well, older groff includes the groff-1.18.1.4-sectmp.patch patch which fixes other temporary file issues, however Fedora 14 and higher do not include a similar patch.  Recommend using the Openwall patch [2] in Fedora 14 and higher to secure this flaw and other temporary file issues that had previously been protected with the aforementioned patch.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=538330
[2] http://cvsweb.openwall.com/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/Owl/packages/groff/groff-1.20.1-owl-tmp.diff?rev=1.2;content-type=text%2Fplain


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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 2011-05-31 12:34:07 EDT
Created groff tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-14 [bug 709414]
Affects: fedora-15 [bug 709415]
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-06-07 19:01:13 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 19:03:53 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 19:08:28 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.

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