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MDKSA-2006:038: groff Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the groff package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2006:038 (groff).

The Trustix Secure Linux team discovered a vulnerability in the groffer
utility, part of the groff package. It created a temporary directory in an
insecure way which allowed for the exploitation of a race condition to create
or overwrite files the rights of the user invoking groffer. Likewise,
similar temporary file issues were fixed in the pic2graph and eqn2graph
programs which now use mktemp to create temporary files, as discovered by
Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena. The updated packages have been patched to
correct this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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