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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   CUPS Vendors:   Easy Software Products
CUPS Integer Overflow in _cupsImageReadPNG() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021298
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021298
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5286   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 3 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.3.10
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 create a specially crafted PNG file that, when processed by the target system, will trigger an integer overflow in _cupsImageReadPNG() and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

iljavs reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when processed by the target system, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.3.10).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.cups.org/str.php?L2974
http://svn.easysw.com/public/cups/trunk/CHANGES-1.3.txt

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.
Dec 15 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) CUPS Integer Overflow in _cupsImageReadPNG() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.



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