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From: Sean Amoss <ackle@g.o>
Subject: [ GLSA 201203-07 ] foomatic-filters: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2012 21:05:32 -0500
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201203-07
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: foomatic-filters: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
     Date: March 06, 2012
     Bugs: #379559
       ID: 201203-07

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

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

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  net-print/foomatic-filters
                                  < 4.0.9                    >= 4.0.9

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 -v ">=net-print/foomatic-filters-4.0.9"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2011-2697
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-2697
[ 2 ] CVE-2011-2964
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-2964

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201203-07.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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