Upstream information

CVE-2011-2899 at MITRE

Description in system-config-printer 0.6.x and 0.7.x, as used in foomatic-gui and possibly other products, allows remote SMB servers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the (1) NetBIOS or (2) workgroup name, which are not properly handled when searching for network printers.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5.1
Vector 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
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 735322 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
  • system-config-printer >= 1.0.8-9.16.1
  • system-config-printer-lang >= 1.0.8-9.16.1
openSUSE 11.4
  • python-cupshelpers >= 1.2.5-5.10.1
  • system-config-printer >= 1.2.5-5.10.1
  • system-config-printer-debugsource >= 1.2.5-5.10.1
  • system-config-printer-lang >= 1.2.5-5.10.1
  • udev-configure-printer >= 1.2.5-5.10.1
  • udev-configure-printer-debuginfo >= 1.2.5-5.10.1

Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 system-config-printer Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 system-config-printer Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS system-config-printer Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Business All-in-One system-config-printer Released