Bug 709413 (CVE-2009-5044) - CVE-2009-5044 groff: insecure temporary file handling in pdfroff
Summary: CVE-2009-5044 groff: insecure temporary file handling in pdfroff
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2009-5044
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 709414 709415
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2011-05-31 16:32 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2021-02-24 15:21 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-06-10 10:57:51 UTC


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Description Vincent Danen 2011-05-31 16:32:47 UTC
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


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 2011-05-31 16:34:07 UTC
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 23:01:13 UTC
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 23:03:53 UTC
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 23:08:28 UTC
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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