CVE Reference: CVE-2010-0542

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CVE-2010-0542

Description:
The _WriteProlog function in texttops.c in texttops in the Text Filter subsystem in CUPS before 1.4.4 does not check the return values of certain calloc calls, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference or heap memory corruption) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted file.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

SUSE
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-12/msg00000.html

ST
  1024121

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA43521

OVAL
  http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10365

MANDRIVA
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:234
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:232

GENTOO
  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201207-10.xml

DEBIAN
  http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2176

CONFIRM
  http://cups.org/strfiles/3516/str3516.patch
  http://cups.org/str.php?L3516
  http://cups.org/articles.php?L596

BID
  40943


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