Bug 1027551 - (CVE-2013-6476) CVE-2013-6476 cups-filters: pdftoopvp could load drivers from an attacker-controlled directory
CVE-2013-6476 cups-filters: pdftoopvp could load drivers from an attacker-con...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1074840
Blocks: 1002935 1010117
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Reported: 2013-11-06 23:29 EST by Murray McAllister
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:37 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-03-11 01:31:34 EDT
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Description Murray McAllister 2013-11-06 23:29:56 EST
It was found that the OPVPWrapper::loadDriver() function in the pdftoopvp filter did not restrict the directory drivers could be loaded from. As the driver name can be configured based on a PPD file, processing a PDF in an attacker-controlled directory containing a malicious driver could lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the "lp" user.


This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product Security Team.
Comment 2 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-03-11 01:16:11 EDT
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This issue has been resolved in upstream cups-filters-1.0.47
Comment 3 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-03-11 01:19:17 EDT
Created cups-filters tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1074840]

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