USN-43-1: groff utility vulnerabilities

21 December 2004

groff vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description

Details

Javier Fern�ndez-Sanguino Pe�a discovered that the auxiliary scripts “eqn2graph” and “pic2graph” created temporary files in an insecure way, which allowed exploitation of a race condition to create or overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 4.10
groff

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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