Scientific Linux Security Update : system-config-printer on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?91892d4b

Solution :

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61120 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2899