Descriptionzxpdf in xpdf before 3.02-19 as packaged in Debian unstable and 3.02-12+squeeze1 as packaged in Debian squeeze deletes temporary files insecurely, which allows remote attackers to delete arbitrary files via a crafted .pdf.gz file name.
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)
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs635849

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xpdf (PTS)stretch3.04-4fixed
bookworm, sid, bullseye3.04+git20210103-3fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[lenny] - xpdf <no-dsa> (zxpdf script is indeed affected, but it's not associated with pdf handling by default, so not a concern for remote abuse)

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