CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2010-06-17
Bugzilla: 587746: CVE-2010-0542 CUPS: texttops unchecked memory allocation failure leading to NULL pointer dereference


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The _WriteProlog function in texttops.c in texttops in the Text Filter subsystem in CUPS before 1.4.4 does not check the return values of certain calloc calls, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference or heap memory corruption) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted file.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0542 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.8
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (cups) RHSA-2010:0490 June 17, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (cups) RHSA-2010:0490 June 17, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (cups) RHSA-2010:0490 June 17, 2010

External References


Red Hat would like to thank the Apple Product Security team for responsibly reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges regenrecht as the original reporter.

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