DescriptionMultiple untrusted search path vulnerabilities in pdfjam allow local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse program in (1) the current working directory or (2) /var/tmp, related to the (a) pdf90, (b) pdfjoin, and (c) pdfnup scripts.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
pdfjamsource(unstable)(not affected)


- pdfjam <not-affected> (the debian package sets pdflatex and thus dirname can't result in returning .)
it is also not possible to include a crafted sed or pdflatex executable in the pdflatex call
as our version uses random names, see #510584

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