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Conectiva Linux Advisory: foomatic-filters


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