Groff: Multiple Vulnerabilities

2013-10-25T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201310-14
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2013-10-25T00:00:00

Description

Background

GNU Troff (Groff) is a text formatter used for man pages.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Groff. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A context-dependent attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Groff users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/groff-1.22.2"