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CVE-2004-1296 Detail

Description

The (1) eqn2graph and (2) pic2graph scripts in groff 1.18.1 allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/31/2004

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2004-1296
Original release date:
12/31/2004
Last revised:
07/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
2.1 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=286371 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=286371
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=286372 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=286372
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=110358225615424&w=2 External Source BUGTRAQ 20041220 [USN-43-1] groff utility vulnerabilities
http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:038 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:038
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/18660 External Source XF groff-eqn2graph-pic2graph-symlink(18660)

Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:gnu:groff:1.18.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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