Scientific Linux Security Update : foomatic on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 90142


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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)


Update the affected foomatic and / or foomatic-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90142

File Name: sl_20160323_foomatic_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/24

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


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: 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: 2016/03/23

Reference Information

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