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From: martin.pitt at (Martin Pitt)
Subject: [USN-43-1] groff utility vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-43-1		  December 20, 2004
groff vulnerabilities,

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version In general, a standard system upgrade is
sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Javier Fern?ndez-Sanguino Pe?a 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 privileges of the user invoking the program.

  Source archives:
      Size/MD5:   122991 0d247788b6e83f87718c996f0fd05e41
      Size/MD5:      715 92ca1b33ea0907aa6d4eda3db4930c51
      Size/MD5:  2260623 511dbd64b67548c99805f1521f82cc5e

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
      Size/MD5:   856342 920534f39127c7216e62b1122fbe3c18
      Size/MD5:  1890064 f012658b3b6a9aaf9151dd9aa34cc3d1

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
      Size/MD5:   807612 52dc8a36fd9838ff546a2b09e48f6b12
      Size/MD5:  1843076 677a86c7457eed2880100c122bcc75fd

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
      Size/MD5:   860678 b2a2a921dcdbb0acc520c7de969a5104
      Size/MD5:  1885062 e97f22decb7cc85fb32d76bc29f6d89a
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