Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Ubuntu Local Security Checks >> USN13-1 : groff utility vulnerability


Vulnerability Assessment Details

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
program.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- groff-1.18.1.1-1ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- groff-base-1.18.1.1-1ubuntu0.1 (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

Cables, Connectors

Dell PowerEdge R710 2x X5690 3.46GHz 6 Core 48GB 8x 300GB 10K SAS PERC 6/i
$1344.0
Dell PowerEdge R710 2x X5690 3.46GHz 6 Core 48GB 8x 300GB 10K SAS PERC 6/i pictureDELL POWEREDGE M820 TWO E5-4640 2.4GHZ 64GB 2 X 600GB 10K SAS H710P
$2459.0
DELL POWEREDGE M820 TWO E5-4640 2.4GHZ 64GB 2 X 600GB 10K SAS H710P pictureDELL POWEREDGE M820 FOUR E5-4650L 2.6GHZ 160GB 3 X 1TB SATA H710
$2669.0
DELL POWEREDGE M820 FOUR E5-4650L 2.6GHZ 160GB 3 X 1TB SATA H710 pictureDELL POWEREDGE M620 REF TWO E5-2630V2 2.60GHZ 64GB 600GB 15K SAS H310
$1709.0
DELL POWEREDGE M620 REF TWO E5-2630V2 2.60GHZ 64GB 600GB 15K SAS H310 picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.