ID CVE-2011-2964
Summary foomaticrip.c in foomatic-rip in foomatic-filters in Foomatic 4.0.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted *FoomaticRIPCommandLine field in a .ppd file, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-2697.
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:linuxfoundation:foomatic:4.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
Base: 6.8 (as of 29-08-2017 - 01:29)
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf ( http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Manipulating User-Controlled Variables
    This attack targets user controlled variables (DEBUG=1, PHP Globals, and So Forth). An attacker can override environment variables leveraging user-supplied, untrusted query variables directly used on the application server without any data sanitization. In extreme cases, the attacker can change variables controlling the business logic of the application. For instance, in languages like PHP, a number of poorly set default configurations may allow the user to override variables.
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
redhat via4
id 727016
title CVE-2011-2964 foomatic: Improper sanitization of command line option in foomatic-rip (foomatic.c)
  • comment foomatic is earlier than 0:4.0.4-1.el6_1.1
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20111110005
  • comment foomatic is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20111110006
  • OR
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Client is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656001
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656002
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656003
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ComputeNode is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20111656004
id RHSA-2011:1110
released 2011-08-01
severity Moderate
title RHSA-2011:1110: foomatic security update (Moderate)
rpms foomatic-0:4.0.4-1.el6_1.1
refmap via4
gentoo GLSA-201203-07
mandriva MDVSA-2011:125
  • [oss-security] 20110713 CVE Request: hplip/foomatic-filters
  • [oss-security] 20110718 Re: CVE Request: hplip/foomatic-filters
  • [oss-security] 20110728 Re: CVE Request: hplip/foomatic-filters
secunia 45477
ubuntu USN-1194-1
xf foomatic-foomatic-code-execution(68994)
Last major update 29-08-2017 - 01:29
Published 29-07-2011 - 20:55
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