Upstream information

CVE-2009-5081 at MITRE

Description

The (1) config.guess, (2) contrib/groffer/perl/groffer.pl, and (3) contrib/groffer/perl/roff2.pl scripts in GNU troff (aka groff) 1.21 and earlier use an insufficient number of X characters in the template argument to the tempfile function, which makes it easier for local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file, a different vulnerability than CVE-2004-0969.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Ignore

This issue is currently rated as having low severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 3.3
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 703666 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12 SP2
openSUSE Leap 15.0
  • groff >= 1.22.3-lp150.3.1
  • groff-full >= 1.22.3-lp150.3.14
  • gxditview >= 1.22.3-lp150.3.14
Patchnames:
openSUSE Leap 15.0 GA groff
openSUSE Leap 42.1
  • groff >= 1.22.2-7.4
  • groff-full >= 1.22.2-7.7
  • gxditview >= 1.22.2-7.7
Patchnames:
openSUSE Leap 42.1 GA groff
openSUSE Leap 42.2
  • groff >= 1.22.2-8.17
  • groff-full >= 1.22.2-8.35
  • gxditview >= 1.22.2-8.35
Patchnames:
openSUSE Leap 42.2 GA groff
openSUSE Leap 42.3
  • groff >= 1.22.2-10.5
  • groff-full >= 1.22.2-10.22
  • gxditview >= 1.22.2-10.22
Patchnames:
openSUSE Leap 42.3 GA groff
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • groff >= 1.22.3-2.5
  • groff-doc >= 1.22.3-2.5
  • groff-full >= 1.22.3-2.5
  • gxditview >= 1.22.3-2.5
Patchnames:
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA groff