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foomatic-filters: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201203-07 / foomatic-filters
Release Date March 06, 2012
Latest Revision March 06, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-print/foomatic-filters < 4.0.9 >= 4.0.9 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #379559

Synopsis

A vulnerability in foomatic-filters could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information

Background

The foomatic-filters package contains wrapper scripts which are designed to be used with Foomatic.

Description

The foomatic-rip filter improperly handles command-line arguments, including those issued by FoomaticRIPCommandLine fields in PPD files.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PPD file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the system user "lp".

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All foomatic-filters users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
  ">=net-print/foomatic-filters-4.0.9"

4.  References



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