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USN43-1 : groff vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
groff vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- groff
- groff-base

Description :

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña discovered that the auxiliary scripts
"eqn2graph" and "pic2graph" created temporary files in an insecure
way, which allowed exploitation of a race condition to create or
overwrite files with the rights of the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- groff- (Ubuntu 4.10)
- groff-base- (Ubuntu 4.10)

Threat Level: High

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