Oracle Linux 6 : foomatic (ELSA-2011-1110)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68320


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1110 :

An updated foomatic package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

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 C.

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-2011-2964)

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: 68320

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-1110.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

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: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:foomatic, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2964

OSVDB: 74206

RHSA: 2011:1110