Oracle Linux 6 : foomatic (ELSA-2016-0491)

High Nessus Plugin ID 90110


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0491 :

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

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available from the CVE links 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.

It was discovered that the unhtmlify() function of foomatic-rip did not correctly calculate buffer sizes, possibly leading to a heap-based memory corruption. A malicious attacker could exploit this flaw to cause foomatic-rip to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.

It was discovered that foomatic-rip failed to remove all shell special characters from inputs used to construct command lines for external programs run by the filter. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary commands. (CVE-2015-8327, CVE-2015-8560)

All foomatic users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected foomatic package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90110

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-0491.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/23

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-5325, CVE-2015-8327, CVE-2015-8560

OSVDB: 129828, 131675, 134547

RHSA: 2016:0491