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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-5080

The (1) contrib/eqn2graph/, (2) contrib/grap2graph/, and (3) contrib/pic2graph/ scripts in GNU troff (aka groff) 1.21 and earlier do not properly handle certain failed attempts to create temporary directories, which might allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a file in a temporary directory, a different vulnerability than CVE-2004-1296.
Publish Date : 2011-06-30 Last Update Date : 2013-12-12
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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)

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-5080

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Groff 1.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Groff 1.11a Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Groff 1.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Groff 1.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Groff 1.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Groff 1.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Groff 1.16.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Groff 1.17.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Groff 1.17.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Groff 1.18.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Groff 1.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Groff 1.19.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Groff 1.19.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Groff 1.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Groff 1.20.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application GNU Groff 1.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Groff 16

- References For CVE-2009-5080
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2013:086;r2=1.2;f=h CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20090814 Re: CVE id request: groff (pdfroff)
MLIST [oss-security] 20090814 Re: CVE id request: groff (pdfroff)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-5080

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