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Debian: Security update for CUPS

Petr Sklenar and Tomas Hoger discovered that missing input sanitising in the GIF decoder inside the Cups printing system could lead to denial of service or potentially arbitrary code execution through crafted GIF files. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2354-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                         Yves-Alexis Perez
November 28, 2011                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : cups
Vulnerability  : several
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2011-2896 CVE-2011-3170 

Petr Sklenar and Tomas Hoger discovered that missing input sanitising in
the GIF decoder inside the Cups printing system could lead to denial
of service or potentially arbitrary code execution through crafted GIF 
files.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.3.8-1+lenny10.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.4-7+squeeze1.

For the testing and unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been
fixed in version 1.5.0-8.

We recommend that you upgrade your cups packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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