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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   CUPS Vendors:   Easy Software Products
CUPS Null Pointer Dereference in 'texttops' Filter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024121
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024121
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0542   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 18 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.4.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in CUPS. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when printed by the target user, will trigger a null pointer dereference and execute arbitrary code on the target system with 'lp' user privileges.

The Apple Product Security team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when printed by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.4.4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://cups.org/articles.php?L596

Vendor URL:  cups.org/str.php?L3516 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jun 18 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) CUPS Null Pointer Dereference in 'texttops' Filter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Fri, 18 Jun 2010 03:02:58 +0000
Subject:  CUPS


http://cups.org/str.php?L3516

STR #3516: Missing malloc checks in texttops

CVE-2010-0542
 
 


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