|Bugzilla:||720057: CVE-2009-5081 groff: roff2.pl and groffer.pl use easy-to-guess temporary file names|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
The (1) config.guess, (2) contrib/groffer/perl/groffer.pl, and (3) contrib/groffer/perl/roff2.pl scripts in GNU troff (aka groff) 1.21 and earlier use an insufficient number of X characters in the template argument to the tempfile function, which makes it easier for local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file, a different vulnerability than CVE-2004-0969.
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of groff as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, or 6.
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