Bug 464716 - (CVE-2008-3641) CVE-2008-3641 CUPS: HP/GL reader insufficient bounds checking
CVE-2008-3641 CUPS: HP/GL reader insufficient bounds checking
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 20:36 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2010-02-25 17:54 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-10-16 03:35:31 EDT
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Patch from Apple (3.90 KB, patch)
2008-09-29 20:38 EDT, Josh Bressers
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
CUPS Bugs and Features 2911 None None None Never
CUPS Bugs and Features 2966 None None None Never
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2008:0937 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: cups security update 2008-10-10 03:47:28 EDT

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Description Josh Bressers 2008-09-29 20:36:55 EDT
An unchecked index issue exists within the PW_pen_width() and
PC_pen_color() functions in the hpgltops CUPS image filter. Buffer bounds
are not properly validated when handling the pen width and pen color
opcodes, potentially resulting in arbitrary memory being overwritten with
controlled data.


Red Hat would like to thank "regenrecht" for reporting this issue.
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2008-09-29 20:38:49 EDT
Created attachment 318029 [details]
Patch from Apple
Comment 5 Tomas Hoger 2008-10-10 02:40:13 EDT
Public now via:


Fixed upstream in: 1.3.9
Comment 7 Tomas Hoger 2008-10-13 07:30:46 EDT
The fix for this issue was reported to introduce regression in the HP-GL/2 file format handling:


According to upstream, "It shouldn't break "valid" HP-GL/2 files that specify pen numbers."
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2008-10-15 22:03:49 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 9 Fedora Update System 2008-10-15 22:08:23 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.

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