RHEL 4 : cups (RHSA-2005:772)

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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 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.

A bug was found in the way CUPS processes malformed HTTP requests. It
is possible for a remote user capable of connecting to the CUPS daemon
to issue a malformed HTTP GET request that causes CUPS to enter an
infinite loop. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2874 to this issue.

Two small bugs have also been fixed in this update. A signal handling
problem has been fixed that could occasionally cause the scheduler to
stop when told to reload. A problem with tracking open file
descriptors under certain specific circumstances has also been fixed.

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-2005-2874.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-772.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19834 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2874