A vulnerability in foomatic-filters could result in the execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||net-print/foomatic-filters on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 4.0.9|
|Unaffected versions||>= 4.0.9|
The foomatic-filters package contains wrapper scripts which are designed to be used with Foomatic.
The foomatic-rip filter improperly handles command-line arguments, including those issued by FoomaticRIPCommandLine fields in PPD files.
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".
There is no known workaround at this time.
All foomatic-filters users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-print/foomatic-filters-4.0.9"
March 06, 2012
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