RHEL 3 / 4 : cups (RHSA-2005:878)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated CUPS packages that fix multiple security issues 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.

Several flaws were discovered in the way CUPS processes PDF files. An
attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause
CUPS to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the names
CVE-2005-3191, CVE-2005-3192, and CVE-2005-3193 to these issues.

All users of CUPS should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :


Solution :

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: 20365 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3191