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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
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 :
Update the affected cups, cups-devel and / or cups-libs packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 17149 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-0206
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