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; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1437-1
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+squeeze7fixed
wheezy1.5.3-5+deb7u4fixed
wheezy (security)1.5.3-5+deb7u5fixed
stretch, sid, jessie1.7.5-11fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
cupssource(unstable)1.3.5-1low456960
cupsyssource(unstable)1.3.5-1low456960
cupsyssourceetch1.2.7-4etch2mediumDSA-1437-1

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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