|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.
CVSS v2 metrics
|Access Vector:||Adjacent Network|
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Red Hat security errata
|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|
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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