Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDKSA-2005:008)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A buffer overflow was discovered in the ParseCommand function in the
hpgltops utility. An attacker with the ability to send malicious HPGL
files to a printer could possibly execute arbitrary code as the 'lp'
user (CVE-2004-1267).

Vulnerabilities in the lppasswd utility were also discovered. The
program ignores write errors when modifying the CUPS passwd file. A
local user who is able to fill the associated file system could
corrupt the CUPS passwd file or prevent future use of lppasswd
(CVE-2004-1268 and CVE-2004-1269). As well, lppasswd does not verify
that the file is different from STDERR, which could allow a
local user to control output to via certain user input that
could trigger an error message (CVE-2004-1270).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these problems.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16184 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-008.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1267

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