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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.50449
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu 4.10 USN-13-1 (groff utility)
Summary:Ubuntu 4.10 USN-13-1 (groff utility)
Description:
The remote host is missing an update to groff utility
announced via advisory USN-13-1.

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.

The following packages are affected: groff

Solution:
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.

http://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2004-November/000015.html

Risk factor : Medium
Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 11287
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0969
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200411-15.xml
http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:038
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2004/0050
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/11287
http://secunia.com/advisories/18764
XForce ISS Database: script-temporary-file-overwrite(17583)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/17583
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