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[GLSA-200412-25] CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-25
(CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities)


CUPS makes use of vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files
(CVE-2004-1125). Furthermore, Ariel Berkman discovered a buffer
overflow in the ParseCommand function in hpgl-input.c in the hpgltops
program (CVE-2004-1267). Finally, Bartlomiej Sieka discovered several
problems in the lppasswd program: it ignores some write errors
(CVE-2004-1268), it can leave the passwd.new file in place
(CVE-2004-1269) and it does not verify that passwd.new file is
different from STDERR (CVE-2004-1270).

Impact

The Xpdf and hpgltops vulnerabilities may be exploited by a remote
attacker to execute arbitrary code by sending specific print jobs to a
CUPS spooler. The lppasswd vulnerabilities may be exploited by a local
attacker to write data to the CUPS password file or deny further
password modifications.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1125
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1267
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1268
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1269
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1270
http://tigger.uic.edu/~jlongs2/holes/cups.txt
http://tigger.uic.edu/~jlongs2/holes/cups2.txt


Solution:
All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-print/cups-1.1.23"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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