RHEL 3 / 4 : cups (RHSA-2006:0163)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 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.

Chris Evans discovered several flaws 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-2005-3624, CVE-2005-3625, CVE-2005-3626, and CVE-2005-3627
to these issues.

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

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-3624.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-3625.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-3626.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-3627.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0163.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20481 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3624
CVE-2005-3625
CVE-2005-3626
CVE-2005-3627