This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated foomatic package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.
Foomatic is a comprehensive, spooler-independent database of printers,
printer drivers, and driver descriptions. The package also includes
spooler-independent command line interfaces to manipulate queues and
to print files and manipulate print jobs. foomatic-rip is a print
filter written in Perl.
An input sanitization flaw was found in the foomatic-rip print filter.
An attacker could submit a print job with the username, title, or job
options set to appear as a command line option that caused the filter
to use a specified PostScript printer description (PPD) file, rather
than the administrator-set one. This could lead to arbitrary code
execution with the privileges of the 'lp' user. (CVE-2011-2697)
All foomatic users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to resolve this issue.
See also :
Update the affected foomatic package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 55755 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-2697
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