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<title>PDFjam: Multiple vulnerabilities</title>
<synopsis>
Multiple vulnerabilities in the PDFjam scripts allow for local privilege
escalation.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">pdfjam</product>
<announced>March 07, 2009</announced>
<revised>March 07, 2009: 01</revised>
<bug>252734</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-text/pdfjam" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.20-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.20-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
PDFjam is a small collection of shell scripts to edit PDF documents,
including pdfnup, pdfjoin and pdf90.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<ul>
<li>
Martin Vaeth reported multiple untrusted search path vulnerabilities
(CVE-2008-5843).
</li>
<li>Marcus Meissner of the SUSE Security Team reported that
temporary files are created with a predictable name (CVE-2008-5743).
</li>
</ul> <p>
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A local attacker could place a specially crafted Python module in the
current working directory or the /var/tmp directory, and entice a user
to run the PDFjam scripts, leading to the execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the application. A local
attacker could also leverage symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All PDFjam users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-text/pdfjam-1.20-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5843">CVE-2008-5843</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5743">CVE-2008-5743</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 23 Jan 2009 21:30:23 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 12 Feb 2009 16:57:17 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 12 Feb 2009 16:57:35 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
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