GLSA-200903-05 : PDFjam: Multiple vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35795
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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).
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll PDFjam users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/pdfjam-1.20-r1'