Link Following Affecting groff package, versions *



    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 0.04% (6th percentile)
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4.4 medium
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Red Hat
3.3 low

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-UBUNTU1804-GROFF-399809
  • published 30 Jun 2011
  • disclosed 30 Jun 2011

How to fix?

There is no fixed version for Ubuntu:18.04 groff.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream groff package and not the groff package as distributed by Ubuntu. See How to fix? for Ubuntu:18.04 relevant fixed versions and status.

The (1) contrib/eqn2graph/, (2) contrib/grap2graph/, and (3) contrib/pic2graph/ 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.