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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2005:008: cups

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the cups package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:008 (cups).

A buffer overflow was discovered in the ParseCommand function in the hpgltops
utility. A possible hacker with the ability to send malicious HPGL files to a printer
could possibly execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user (CVE-2004-1267).

Vulnerabilities in the lppasswd utility were also discovered. The program
ignores write errors when modifying the CUPS passwd file. A local user who is
able to fill the associated file system could corrupt the CUPS passwd file or
prevent future use of lppasswd (CVE-2004-1268 and CVE-2004-1269). As well,
lppasswd does not verify that the file is different from STDERR,
which could permit a local user to control output to via certain user
input that could trigger an error message (CVE-2004-1270).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these problems.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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