CVE-2009-5080

NameCVE-2009-5080
DescriptionThe (1) contrib/eqn2graph/eqn2graph.sh, (2) contrib/grap2graph/grap2graph.sh, and (3) contrib/pic2graph/pic2graph.sh 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

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
groff (PTS)jessie1.22.2-8fixed
stretch1.22.3-9fixed
buster, sid1.22.4-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
groffsource(unstable)1.20.1-5low538330

Notes

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

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