Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 720058
CVE-2009-5080 groff: improper handling of failed attempts to create temporary directories in eqn2graph/pic2graph/grap2graph
Last modified: 2016-06-10 17:42:59 EDT
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2009-5080 to
the following vulnerability:
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.
Created groff tracking bugs for this issue
Affects: fedora-all [bug 720060]
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.
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.
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.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.