Scientific Linux Security Update : foomatic on SL6.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 90142
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt 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)
SolutionUpdate the affected foomatic and / or foomatic-debuginfo packages.