Fedora Core 2 : foomatic-3.0.1-3.1 (2004-303)
High Nessus Plugin ID 14789
SynopsisThe remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
DescriptionSebastian Krahmer reported a bug in the cupsomatic and foomatic-rip print filters, used by the CUPS print spooler. An attacker who has printing access could send a carefully named file to the print server causing arbitrary commands to be executed as root. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0801 to this issue.
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SolutionUpdate the affected foomatic and / or foomatic-debuginfo packages.