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<glsa id="201310-14">
<title>Groff: Multiple Vulnerabilities</title>
<synopsis>Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Groff, allowing
context-dependent attackers to conduct symlink attacks.
<product type="ebuild">groff</product>
<announced>October 25, 2013</announced>
<revised>October 25, 2013: 1</revised>
<access>local, remote</access>
<package name="sys-apps/groff" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.22.2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.22.2</vulnerable>
<p>GNU Troff (Groff) is a text formatter used for man pages.</p>
<p>Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Groff. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
<impact type="low">
<p>A context-dependent attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite
arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All Groff users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=sys-apps/groff-1.22.2"
<uri link="">CVE-2009-5044</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2009-5078</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2009-5079</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2009-5080</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2009-5081</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2009-5082</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Thu, 10 Oct 2013 02:36:54 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:46:33 +0000">