Bug 474457 (CVE-2008-5299) - CVE-2008-5299 chm2pdf insecure temporary file symlink flaw
Summary: CVE-2008-5299 chm2pdf insecure temporary file symlink flaw
Alias: CVE-2008-5299
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Narasimhan
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URL: http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=C...
Whiteboard: public=20081201,reported=20081202,sou...
Depends On: 474459 665494
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Reported: 2008-12-03 21:54 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2019-06-08 12:39 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-02-07 17:04:17 UTC

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Description Josh Bressers 2008-12-03 21:54:20 UTC
chm2pdf 0.9 allows user-assisted local users to delete arbitrary files via a symlink attack on .chm files in the (1) /tmp/chm2pdf/work or (2) /tmp/chm2pdf/orig temporary directories.


Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2010-12-24 03:22:38 UTC
Let's try this again.  chm2pdf in Fedora 14 is still vulnerable to this.  A
patch was provided in the Debian bug:


I can't think of a reason not to use it.

Comment 3 Vincent Danen 2010-12-24 03:24:07 UTC
Created chm2pdf tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 665494]

Comment 4 Vincent Danen 2011-02-07 17:04:17 UTC
This flaw was corrected in Fedora 14:

chm2pdf-0.9.1-9.fc14 (FEDORA-2011-0454)

and Fedora 13:

chm2pdf-0.9.1-8.fc13 (FEDORA-2011-0467)

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