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438117: CVE-2008-0053 cups: buffer overflows in HP-GL/2 filter

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple buffer overflows in the HP-GL/2-to-PostScript filter in CUPS before 1.3.6 might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted HP-GL/2 file.

Find out more about CVE-2008-0053 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


NVD clarification:

To exploit this flaw an attacker needs to print a malicious file through the vulnerable filter (either themselves or by convincing a victim to do so), it should therefore be AC:M

In CUPS, print filters run as an unprivileged user no superuser (root), therefore this should be scored C:P, I:P, A:P

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5.4
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Medium
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 5 (cups) RHSA-2008:0192 2008-04-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (cups) RHSA-2008:0206 2008-04-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (cups) RHSA-2008:0206 2008-04-01
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