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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-5044

contrib/pdfmark/ in GNU troff (aka groff) before 1.21 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a pdf#####.tmp temporary file.
Publish Date : 2011-06-24 Last Update Date : 2016-03-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-5044 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-5044

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.10.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Groff 1.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Groff 1.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Groff 1.11a Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Groff 1.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Groff 1.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Groff 1.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Groff 1.16.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Groff 1.17.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Groff 1.17.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Groff 1.18.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Groff 1.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Groff 1.19.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Groff 1.19.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Groff 1.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application GNU Groff 1.20.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apple Mac Os X 1
GNU Groff 15

- References For CVE-2009-5044 CONFIRM
APPLE APPLE-SA-2015-08-13-2
MLIST [oss-security] 20090809 CVE id request: groff (pdfroff)
MLIST [oss-security] 20090810 Re: CVE id request: groff (pdfroff)
MLIST [oss-security] 20090814 Re: CVE id request: groff (pdfroff)
MLIST [oss-security] 20090814 Re: CVE id request: groff (pdfroff)
BID 36381 GNU Troff pdfroff Insecure Temporary File Creation and Arbitrary File Access Vulnerabilities Release Date:2015-08-19 CONFIRM CONFIRM;r2=1.2;f=h CONFIRM CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-5044

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