Bug 464713 - (CVE-2008-3640) CVE-2008-3640 CUPS: texttops integer overflow
CVE-2008-3640 CUPS: texttops integer overflow
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 464718 464719 464720 464721 464722 466418 466419 466420
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Reported: 2008-09-29 20:28 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2016-03-04 07:34 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-10-16 03:34:53 EDT
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Patch from Apple (2.33 KB, patch)
2008-09-29 20:31 EDT, Josh Bressers
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
CUPS Bugs and Features 2919 None None None Never

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Description Josh Bressers 2008-09-29 20:28:16 EDT
An integer overflow issue exists within the WriteProlog() function in the
texttops CUPS image filter. When calculating the page size for storing
PostScript data, values are derived from user content and are used in
multiplication. If the operation overflows, a small destination buffer may
be allocated, resulting in a heap-based buffer overflow.


Red Hat would like to thank "regenrecht" for reporting this issue.
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2008-09-29 20:31:14 EDT
Created attachment 318028 [details]
Patch from Apple
Comment 3 Tomas Hoger 2008-10-10 02:40:08 EDT
Public now via:


Fixed upstream in: 1.3.9
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2008-10-15 22:03:51 EDT
cups-1.3.9-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2008-10-15 22:08:20 EDT
cups-1.3.9-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 7 Red Hat Product Security 2008-10-16 03:34:53 EDT
This issue was addressed in:

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