Bug 1221232 - pdf2djvu: insecure temporary file use
Summary: pdf2djvu: insecure temporary file use
Alias: None
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1221233 1221235
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Reported: 2015-05-13 14:30 UTC by Martin Prpič
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: pdf2djvu 0.7.21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 02:41:09 UTC

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Description Martin Prpič 2015-05-13 14:30:15 UTC
Jakub Wilk reports that pdf2djvu incorrectly creates a temporary file in /tmp and passes the name of the file to c44 (a command-line IW44 encoder). "Unfortunately, it turns out that c44 deletes the output file, and then creates a new one under the same name (without O_EXCL). This opens a race window, during which malicious user could their own file under this name."

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Comment 1 Martin Prpič 2015-05-13 14:30:46 UTC
Created pdf2djvu tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1221233]
Affects: epel-7 [bug 1221235]

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2015-12-26 23:24:12 UTC
pdf2djvu-0.7.21-1.el7 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 3 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-08 02:41:09 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.

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