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Conectiva Linux Advisory: foomatic-filters

Oct 28, 2004, 17:59 (0 Talkback[s])

CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT

PACKAGE : foomatic-filters
SUMMARY : Fix for foomatic vulnerability
DATE : 2004-10-27 14:36:00
ID : CLA-2004:880
RELEVANT RELEASES : 9, 10


DESCRIPTION
Foomatic[1] is a compreensive, spooler-independent database of printers, printer drivers and driver descriptions.

The foomatic-rip filter in foomatic-filters contains a vulnerability[2][3] caused by insufficient checking of command-line parameters and environment variables which may allow arbitrary remote command execution on the print server with the permissions of the spooler user ("lp").

SOLUTION
It is recommended that all foomatic users upgrade their packages.

REFERENCES
1.http://www.linuxprinting.org/foomatic.html
2.http://www.linuxprinting.org/pipermail/foomatic-devel/2004q3/001996.html
3.http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0801

UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/SRPMS/foomatic-filters-3.0.1-54575U10_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/foomatic-filters-3.0.1-54575U10_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/SRPMS/foomatic-filters-3.0-27082U90_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/SRPMS/foomatic-filters-cupsomatic-20020309-28777U90_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/foomatic-filters-3.0-27082U90_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/foomatic-filters-cupsomatic-20020309-28777U90_1cl.i386.rpm

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
The apt tool can be used to perform RPM packages upgrades:

  • run: apt-get update
  • after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

Detailed instructions regarding the use of apt and upgrade examples can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions on how to import it can be found at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en
All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en
Copyright (c) 2004 Conectiva Inc.
http://www.conectiva.com