CVE-2007-6358

NameCVE-2007-6358
Descriptionpdftops.pl before 1.20 in alternate pdftops filter allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the pdfin.[PID].tmp temporary file, which is created when pdftops reads a PDF file from stdin, such as when pdftops is invoked by CUPS.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1437-1
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs456960

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
cups (PTS)stretch2.2.1-8+deb9u6fixed
stretch (security)2.2.1-8+deb9u2fixed
buster2.2.10-6+deb10u3fixed
bullseye, sid2.3.3-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
cupssource(unstable)1.3.5-1low456960
cupsyssourceetch1.2.7-4etch2DSA-1437-1
cupsyssource(unstable)1.3.5-1low456960

Notes

[sarge] - cupsys <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
the debian package is a bit confusing here as it also ships a pdftops
wrapper script as an example but the original script is installed
under /usr/lib/cups/filters

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