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PDFjam: Multiple vulnerabilities



PDFjam: Multiple vulnerabilities
PDFjam: Multiple vulnerabilities



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200903-05
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: PDFjam: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: March 07, 2009
      Bugs: #252734
        ID: 200903-05

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Synopsis
=======
Multiple vulnerabilities in the PDFjam scripts allow for local
privilege escalation.

Background
=========
PDFjam is a small collection of shell scripts to edit PDF documents,
including pdfnup, pdfjoin and pdf90.

Affected packages
================
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     Package          /  Vulnerable  /                      Unaffected
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  1  app-text/pdfjam      < 1.20-r1                         >= 1.20-r1

Description
==========
* Martin Vaeth reported multiple untrusted search path
  vulnerabilities (CVE-2008-5843).

* Marcus Meissner of the SUSE Security Team reported that temporary
  files are created with a predictable name (CVE-2008-5743).

Impact
=====
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.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All PDFjam users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/pdfjam-1.20-r1"

References
=========
  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-5843
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5843 
  [ 2 ] CVE-2008-5743
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5743 

Availability
===========
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200903-05.xml 

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
======
Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 

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