pstopdf in CUPS 1.3.8 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/pstopdf.log temporary file, a different vulnerability than CVE-2001-1333.
Published 2008-12-08 23:30:00
Updated 2017-09-29 01:32:37
Source MITRE
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Threat overview for CVE-2008-5377

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Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 631
IPs affected by CVE-2008-5377 20
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-5377

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.04%

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Vendor statements for CVE-2008-5377

  • Red Hat 2009-01-21
    Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of CUPS as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5. Affected script is not part of the upstream CUPS distribution, but rather an addition used by Debian-based distributions (and possibly others). CUPS packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 also provide pstopdf filter. However, that filter is different from the one used in Debian-based distributions, and is unaffected by this flaw. Additionally, all filters used by CUPS on all versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux are run under an unprivileged "lp" user, making the root privilege escalation mentioned in the published exploit impossible.
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