Upstream information

CVE-2009-5082 at MITRE


The (1) configure and (2) config.guess scripts in GNU troff (aka groff) 1.20.1 on Openwall GNU/*/Linux (aka Owl) improperly create temporary files upon a failure of the mktemp function, which makes it easier for local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate 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: 703667 [RESOLVED / INVALID]

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