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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-5078

contrib/pdfmark/ in GNU troff (aka groff) before 1.21 launches the Ghostscript program without the -dSAFER option, which allows remote attackers to create, overwrite, rename, or delete arbitrary files via a crafted document.
Publish Date : 2011-06-30 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 Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 254

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-5078

# 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 1.11a Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Groff 1.11 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-2009-5078
MLIST [oss-security] 20090810 Re: CVE id request: groff (pdfroff)
MLIST [oss-security] 20090809 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

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-5078

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