Updated system-config-printer packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link associated with the description below.
system-config-printer is a print queue configuration tool with a graphical user interface.
It was found that system-config-printer did not properly sanitize NetBIOS and workgroup names when searching for network printers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running system-config-printer.
All users of system-config-printer are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. Running instances of system-config-printer must be restarted for this update to take effect.