RHEL 6 : foomatic (RHSA-2011:1110)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An updated foomatic package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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 C.

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-2011-2964)

All foomatic users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-2964.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1110.html

Solution :

Update the affected foomatic and / or foomatic-debuginfo packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55756 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2964