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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-6358 before 1.20 in alternate pdftops filter allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the pdfin.[PID].tmp temporary file, which is created when pdftops reads a PDF file from stdin, such as when pdftops is invoked by CUPS.
Publish Date : 2007-12-14 Last Update Date : 2008-11-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 2.1, 3, 4 and 5 do not ship with the alternate CUPS printing filter that is affected by this flaw.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1437-1 cupsys oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18490 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-6358

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Glyph And Cog Pdftops 1.1.19rc1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Glyph And Cog Pdftops 1

- References For CVE-2007-6358 CONFIRM
OSVDB 42029
BID 26919 Alternate pdftops Filter for CUPS Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability Release Date:2008-01-09

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-6358

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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