DescriptionThe (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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs538330

Vulnerable and fixed packages

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Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
groff (PTS)jessie1.22.2-8fixed
buster, sid1.22.4-2fixed

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[lenny] - groff <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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