Groff: Multiple Vulnerabilities — GLSA 201310-14

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Groff, allowing context-dependent attackers to conduct symlink attacks.

Affected Packages

sys-apps/groff on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.22.2
Unaffected versions >= 1.22.2

Background

GNU Troff (Groff) is a text formatter used for man pages.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Groff. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A context-dependent attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Groff users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/groff-1.22.2"
 

References

Release Date
October 25, 2013

Latest Revision
October 25, 2013: 1

Severity
low

Exploitable
local, remote

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