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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   CUPS Vendors:   Easy Software Products
CUPS Buffer Overflow in gif_read_lzw() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019739
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019739
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1373   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 1 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.3.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System). A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a GIF file with a specially crafted code_size value to trigger a buffer overflow in gif_read_lzw() and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.cups.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 1 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) CUPS Buffer Overflow in gif_read_lzw() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Apr 1 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) CUPS Buffer Overflow in gif_read_lzw() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.



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