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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   CUPS Vendors:   Easy Software Products
CUPS Heap Overflow in 'imagetops' Processing of SGI Image Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021033
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021033
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3639   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 10 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.3.9
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in CUPS. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted SGI image file to the CUPS service to execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with 'lp' user privileges.

The vulnerability resides in the 'imagetops' component.

regenrecht reported this vulnerability via iDefense.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.3.9).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://cups.org/articles.php?L575

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.
Oct 10 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) CUPS Heap Overflow in 'imagetops' Processing of SGI Image Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Jun 11 2009 (Sun Issues Fix) CUPS Heap Overflow in 'imagetops' Processing of SGI Image Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued a fix for OpenSolaris.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Fri, 10 Oct 2008 06:24:57 -0400
Subject:  Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS)


A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the SGI image format decoding
routines used by the CUPS image converting filter "imagetops". An attacker
could create a malicious SGI image file that could, possibly, execute
arbitrary code as the "lp" user if the file was printed. (CVE-2008-3639)

 
 


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