This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
system-config-printer is a print queue configuration tool with a
graphical user interface.
It was found that system-config-printer did not properly sanitize
NetBIOS and workgroup names when searching for network printers. A
remote attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running system-config-printer. (CVE-2011-2899)
All users of system-config-printer are advised to upgrade to these
updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this
issue. Running instances of system-config-printer must be restarted
for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected system-config-printer, system-config-printer-gui
and / or system-config-printer-libs packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61120 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-2899