NameCVE-2011-2899 in system-config-printer 0.6.x and 0.7.x, as used in foomatic-gui and possibly other products, allows remote SMB servers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the (1) NetBIOS or (2) workgroup name, which are not properly handled when searching for network printers.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
system-config-printer (PTS)buster1.5.11-4fixed
sid, trixie, bookworm1.5.18-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
system-config-printersourcesqueeze(not affected)
system-config-printersource(unstable)(not affected)


- system-config-printer <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present; bug #639243)
[squeeze] - system-config-printer <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[lenny] - system-config-printer <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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