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Conectiva alert CLA-2004:880 (foomatic-filters)

From:  Conectiva Updates <>
Subject:  [CLA-2004:880] Conectiva Security Announcement - foomatic-filters
Date:  Wed, 27 Oct 2004 15:18:40 -0200

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 - -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. 2. 3. UPDATED PACKAGES 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 - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions on how to import it can be found at Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be found at - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Copyright (c) 2004 Conectiva Inc. - ------------------------------------------------------------------------- subscribe: unsubscribe: -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iD8DBQFBf9hv42jd0JmAcZARAu0CAKC7UE5uZnyeMgcPT+8dPpvYU30WmQCeMYlK /pNE4b+uuQpwVmOe8D84kGc= =a4kG -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

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