Bug 474457 - (CVE-2008-5299) CVE-2008-5299 chm2pdf insecure temporary file symlink flaw
CVE-2008-5299 chm2pdf insecure temporary file symlink flaw
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Narasimhan
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Depends On: 474459 665494
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Reported: 2008-12-03 16:54 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2016-03-04 06:45 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-02-07 12:04:17 EST
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Description Josh Bressers 2008-12-03 16:54:20 EST
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 2010-12-23 22:22:38 EST
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 2010-12-23 22:24:07 EST
Created chm2pdf tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 665494]
Comment 4 Vincent Danen 2011-02-07 12:04:17 EST
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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