A vulnerability in the dvips utility can allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
The dvips utility is used to convert DVI files to PostScript(TM). Typically the output is sent to the printer.
RHSA-2002:194-18 states the vulnerability occurs because dvips, "uses the system() function insecurely when managing fonts."
A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the lp user.
Apply a patch.
This vulnerability was discovered by Olaf Kirch of SuSE.
This document was written by Ian A. Finlay and is based on information provided by Red Hat Inc.
|Date First Published:||2002-10-16|
|Date Last Updated:||2002-12-12 19:41 UTC|