RHEL 3 / 4 : cups (RHSA-2005:706)

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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.

This update has been rated as having important 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 PDF file, bounds checking was not correctly
performed on some fields. This could cause the pdftops filter (running
as user 'lp') to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project has assigned the name CVE-2005-2097 to this issue.

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

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2097.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-706.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19412 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2097