GLSA 200804-23 CUPS: Integer overflow vulnerability
Posted on: 04/19/2008 02:45 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - CUPS: Integer overflow vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200804-23
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: CUPS: Integer overflow vulnerability
Date: April 18, 2008
Bugs: #217232
ID: 200804-23

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in CUPS might allow for the execution of arbitrary code
or a Denial of Service.

Background
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CUPS provides a portable printing layer for UNIX-based operating
systems.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-print/cups lt; 1.2.12-r8 gt;= 1.2.12-r8=


Description
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Thomas Pollet reported a possible integer overflow vulnerability in the
PNG image handling in the file filter/image-png.c.

Impact
======

A malicious user might be able to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running CUPS (usually lp), or cause a Denial of
Service by sending a specially crafted PNG image to the print server.
The vulnerability is exploitable via the network if CUPS is sharing
printers remotely.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-print/cups-1.2.12-r8"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-1722
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1722

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-23.xml

Concerns?
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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@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2008 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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