GLSA-201203-07 : foomatic-filters: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201203-07
(foomatic-filters: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

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'.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201203-07.xml

Solution :

All foomatic-filters users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
'>=net-print/foomatic-filters-4.0.9'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58217 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48674

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2697
CVE-2011-2964