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Groff: Multiple Vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201310-14 / groff
Release Date October 25, 2013
Latest Revision October 25, 2013: 1
Impact low
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
sys-apps/groff < 1.22.2 >= 1.22.2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #386335


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

2.  Impact Information


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


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


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

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Groff users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References


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