Scientific Linux Security Update : foomatic on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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 :

Solution :

Update the affected foomatic package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61104 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2964