RHEL 3 : cups (RHSA-2004:543)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated cups packages that fix denial of service issues, a security
information leak, as well as other various bugs are now available.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) is a print spooler.

During a source code audit, Chris Evans discovered a number of integer
overflow bugs that affect xpdf. CUPS contains a copy of the xpdf code
used for parsing PDF files and is therefore affected by these bugs. An
attacker who has the ability to send a malicious PDF file to a printer
could cause CUPS to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0888 to this issue.

When set up to print to a shared printer via Samba, CUPS would
authenticate with that shared printer using a username and password.
By default, the username and password used to connect to the Samba
share is written into the error log file. A local user who is able to
read the error log file could collect these usernames and passwords.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0923 to this issue.

These updated packages also include a fix that prevents some CUPS
configuration files from being accidentally replaced.

All users of CUPS should upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0888.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0923.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-543.html

Solution :

Update the affected cups, cups-devel and / or cups-libs packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15630 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0888
CVE-2004-0923