GLSA-200903-05 : PDFjam: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35795


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35795

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200903-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/08

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pdfjam, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5743, CVE-2008-5843

OSVDB: 52904

GLSA: 200903-05

CWE: 59