RHEL 3 : cups (RHSA-2005:571)

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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 for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

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

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing
layer for UNIX(R) operating systems.

When processing a request, the CUPS scheduler would use case-sensitive
matching on the queue name to decide which authorization policy should
be used. However, queue names are not case-sensitive. An unauthorized
user could print to a password-protected queue without needing a
password. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has
assigned the name CVE-2005-2154 to this issue.

Please note that the version of CUPS included in Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 4 is not vulnerable to this issue.

All users of CUPS should upgrade to these erratum packages which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-2154.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-571.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: 19213 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-2154