GLSA-201203-07 : foomatic-filters: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58217
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201203-07 (foomatic-filters: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
The foomatic-rip filter improperly handles command-line arguments, including those issued by FoomaticRIPCommandLine fields in PPD files.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PPD file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the system user 'lp'.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll foomatic-filters users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-print/foomatic-filters-4.0.9'