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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-13-1            November 1, 2004
groff utility vulnerability
CAN-2004-0969
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A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)

The following packages are affected:

groff

The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 1.18.1.1-1ubuntu0.1. In general, a standard system upgrade
is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered a vulnerability in the groff
package. The utility "groffer" created a temporary directory in an
insecure way, which allowed exploitation of a race condition to create
or overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking the
program.

  Source archives:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/groff/groff_1.18.1.1-1ubuntu0.1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5:   122858 a92b7aa4bc54084f4b23b5b9e5ac3c93
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/groff/groff_1.18.1.1-1ubuntu0.1.dsc
      Size/MD5:      715 43ca684c0d8f9043bbe1379b8f974775
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/groff/groff_1.18.1.1.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5:  2260623 511dbd64b67548c99805f1521f82cc5e

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/groff/groff-base_1.18.1.1-1ubuntu0.1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:   856182 2cd0d31b4bff4b82cffb7a908b505e9b
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/groff/groff_1.18.1.1-1ubuntu0.1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:  1889974 32f2d724e153d7fcf0674dadf5a7ed09

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/groff/groff-base_1.18.1.1-1ubuntu0.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:   807494 58587e715f46456b8835e1a2e79e99a6
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/groff/groff_1.18.1.1-1ubuntu0.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:  1843024 5361659b8437d45e3d1d64be03269c8d

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/groff/groff-base_1.18.1.1-1ubuntu0.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:   860482 068d0a03621f0194cc518b6c0bc8d7b4
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/groff/groff_1.18.1.1-1ubuntu0.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:  1885040 ab4b353bac496dc2ef4d2873bbbc67a2

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