FLSA-2004:2076: Updated foomatic package fixes security vulnerability
Posted on: 11/05/2004 09:31 PM

An updated foomatic package has been released for Fedora Core 1

Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

Synopsis: Updated foomatic package fixes security vulnerability
Advisory ID: FLSA:2076
Issue date: 2004-11-05
Product: Fedora Core
Keywords: Bugfix
Cross references: https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=2076
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0801

1. Topic:

Updated foomatic packages that fix an arbitrary command execution vulnerability are now available.

Foomatic is a comprehensive, spooler-independent database of printers, printer drivers, and driver descriptions.

2. Relevent releases/architectures:

Fedora Core 1 - i386

3. Problem description:

Sebastian Krahmer reported a bug in the cupsomatic and foomatic-rip print filters, used by the CUPS print spooler. An attacker who has printing access could send a carefully named file to the print server causing arbitrary commands to be executed as root. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0801 to this issue.

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported fix and are not vulnerable to this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:

yum update

or to use apt:

apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit http://www fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get.

5. Bug IDs fixed:

http://bugzilla.fedora.us - 2076 - CAN-2004-0801 - cupsomatic, foomatic arbitrary command execution

6. RPMs required:

Fedora Core 1:



7. Verification:

SHA1 sum Package Name




These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is available from http://www.fedoralegacy.org/about/security.php

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig -v filename

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command:

sha1sum filename

8. References:


9. Contact:

The Fedora Legacy security contact is secnotice@fedoralegacy.org. More project details at http://www.fedoralegacy.org

Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/flsa_20042076_updated_foomatic_package_fixes_security_vulnerability.html)