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USN13-1 : groff utility vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
groff utility vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- groff
- groff-base

Description :

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered a vulnerability in the groff
package. The utility "groffer" created a temporary directory in an
insecure way, which permited exploitation of a race condition to create
or overwrite files with the rights of the user invoking the

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- groff- (Ubuntu 4.10)
- groff-base- (Ubuntu 4.10)

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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