Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : foomatic (ELSA-2011-1109)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1109 :

An updated foomatic package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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 Perl.

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-2011-2697)

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

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-August/002258.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-August/002254.html

Solution :

Update the affected foomatic package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68319 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2697