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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200409-24] Foomatic: Arbitrary command execution in foomatic-rip filter

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Foomatic: Arbitrary command execution in foomatic-rip filter

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-24
(Foomatic: Arbitrary command execution in foomatic-rip filter)


There is a vulnerability in the foomatic-filters package. This
vulnerability is due to insufficient checking of command-line parameters
and environment variables in the foomatic-rip filter.

Impact

This vulnerability may permit both local and remote attackers to execute
arbitrary commands on the print server with the permissions of the spooler
(oftentimes the "lp" user).

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.linuxprinting.org/pipermail/foomatic-devel/2004q3/001996.html
http://www.mandrakesoft.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:094
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0801


Solution:
All foomatic users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-print/foomatic-3.0.2"
# emerge ">=net-print/foomatic-3.0.2"
PLEASE NOTE: You should update foomatic, instead of foomatic-filters. This
will help to ensure that all other foomatic components remain functional.


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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