GLSA-200903-05 : PDFjam: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-05
(PDFjam: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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.

See also :

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

Solution :

All PDFjam users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/pdfjam-1.20-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35795 (gentoo_GLSA-200903-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5743
CVE-2008-5843