Bug 720053 (CVE-2009-5078) - CVE-2009-5078 groff: pdfroff.sh launches Ghostscript without -dSAFER
Summary: CVE-2009-5078 groff: pdfroff.sh launches Ghostscript without -dSAFER
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: CVE-2009-5078
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 720061
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2011-07-08 21:00 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2021-02-24 15:06 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-05-29 10:25:55 UTC
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Description Vincent Danen 2011-07-08 21:00:38 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2009-5078 to
the following vulnerability:

Name: CVE-2009-5078
URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-5078
Assigned: 20110630
Reference: http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/09/1
Reference: http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/10/2
Reference: ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/groff/groff-1.20.1-1.21.diff.gz
Reference: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=538338
Reference: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36381

contrib/pdfmark/pdfroff.sh in GNU troff (aka groff) before 1.21
launches the Ghostscript program without the -dSAFER option, which
allows remote attackers to create, overwrite, rename, or delete
arbitrary files via a crafted document.


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 21:38:49 UTC
Created groff tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-14 [bug 720061]


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