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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

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.


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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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 cups Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 cups Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 cups Not affected

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