RHEL 3 : cups (RHSA-2005:132)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated cups packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

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 contained a copy of the Xpdf code
used for parsing PDF files and was therefore affected by these bugs.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
assigned the name CVE-2004-0888 to this issue, and Red Hat released
erratum RHSA-2004:543 with updated packages.

It was found that the patch used to correct this issue was not
sufficient and did not fully protect CUPS running on 64-bit
architectures. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0206 to this issue.

These updated packages also include a fix that prevents the CUPS
initscript from being accidentally replaced.

All users of CUPS on 64-bit architectures should upgrade to these
updated packages, which contain a corrected patch and are not
vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0206.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-132.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17149 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0206