Scientific Linux Security Update : foomatic on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61103


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected foomatic package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61103

File Name: sl_20110801_foomatic_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2011/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2697