RHEL 3 / 4 : cups (RHSA-2008:0206)

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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 3 and 4.

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.

Two overflows were discovered in the HP-GL/2-to-PostScript filter. An
attacker could create a malicious HP-GL/2 file that could possibly
execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file is printed.
(CVE-2008-0053)

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the GIF decoding routines
used by CUPS image converting filters 'imagetops' and 'imagetoraster'.
An attacker could create a malicious GIF file that could possibly
execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed.
(CVE-2008-1373)

It was discovered that the patch used to address CVE-2004-0888 in CUPS
packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 did not completely
resolve the integer overflow in the 'pdftops' filter on 64-bit
platforms. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that could
possibly execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was
printed. (CVE-2008-1374)

All cups users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-0053.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1373.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1374.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0206.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: 31756 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0888
CVE-2005-0206
CVE-2008-0053
CVE-2008-1373
CVE-2008-1374