CVE-2001-1593

Published: 02 February 2014

Jakub Wilk found that a2ps, a tool to convert text and other types of files to PostScript, insecurely used a temporary file in spy_user(). A local attacker could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack to modify an arbitrary file accessible to the user running a2ps.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
a2ps
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [1:4.14-1.2])
Patches:
Fedora: http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/a2ps.git/plain/a2ps-4.13-security.patch