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
updates.

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 passwd.new file is different from STDERR, which could allow a
local user to control output to passwd.new 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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1267
CVE-2004-1268
CVE-2004-1269
CVE-2004-1270

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