NameCVE-2007-6358 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; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs456960
Debian/oldoldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
cups (PTS)squeeze1.4.4-7+squeeze5fixed
squeeze (security)1.4.4-7+squeeze4fixed
squeeze (lts)1.4.4-7+squeeze10fixed
wheezy (security), wheezy1.5.3-5+deb7u6fixed
jessie (security), jessie1.7.5-11+deb8u1fixed
stretch, sid2.1.0-6fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[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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