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[GLSA-200412-25] CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-25
(CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities)

CUPS makes use of vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files
(CVE-2004-1125). Furthermore, Ariel Berkman discovered a buffer
overflow in the ParseCommand function in hpgl-input.c in the hpgltops
program (CVE-2004-1267). Finally, Bartlomiej Sieka discovered several
problems in the lppasswd program: it ignores some write errors
(CVE-2004-1268), it can leave the file in place
(CVE-2004-1269) and it does not verify that file is
different from STDERR (CVE-2004-1270).


The Xpdf and hpgltops vulnerabilities may be exploited by a remote
attacker to execute arbitrary code by sending specific print jobs to a
CUPS spooler. The lppasswd vulnerabilities may be exploited by a local
attacker to write data to the CUPS password file or deny further
password modifications.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-print/cups-1.1.23"

Threat Level: High

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