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CVE-2011-3170

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2011-08-04
Bugzilla: 732106: CVE-2011-3170 cups: gif_read_lzw() does not properly handle first code word in an LZW stream, which may lead to arbitrary code execution

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The gif_read_lzw function in filter/image-gif.c in CUPS 1.4.8 and earlier does not properly handle the first code word in an LZW stream, which allows remote attackers to trigger a heap-based buffer overflow, and possibly execute arbitrary code, via a crafted stream, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-2896.

Find out more about CVE-2011-3170 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Not affected. This flaw was introduced in CUPS due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2011-2896, which was not applied to any CUPS packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 5.1
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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