foomatic-filters: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 201203-07

A vulnerability in foomatic-filters could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-print/foomatic-filters on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.0.9
Unaffected versions >= 4.0.9

Background

The foomatic-filters package contains wrapper scripts which are designed to be used with Foomatic.

Description

The foomatic-rip filter improperly handles command-line arguments, including those issued by FoomaticRIPCommandLine fields in PPD files.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PPD file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the system user "lp".

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All foomatic-filters users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=net-print/foomatic-filters-4.0.9"
 

References

Release Date
March 06, 2012

Latest Revision
March 06, 2012: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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