Descriptioncontrib/pdfmark/ in GNU troff (aka groff) before 1.21 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a pdf#####.tmp temporary file.
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Debian Bugs538330

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
groff (PTS)buster1.22.4-3+deb10u1fixed
bookworm, sid1.22.4-8fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
groffsourceetch(not affected)
groffsourcelenny(not affected)


[etch] - groff <not-affected> (pdfroff not yet present)
[lenny] - groff <not-affected> (pdfroff not yet present)
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