Description** DISPUTED ** master-filter in printfilters-ppd 2.13 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/filter.debug temporary file. NOTE: the vendor disputes this vulnerability, stating 'this package does not have " possibility of attack with the help of symlinks"'.
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NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs496417

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
printfilters-ppd (PTS)sid2.13-11.1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


Only exploitable when modifying master-filter by hand

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