RHEL 3 : cups (RHSA-2008:1028)

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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 3.

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 operating systems.

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap buffer overflow, was
discovered in the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) decoding routines
used by the CUPS image-converting filters, 'imagetops' and
'imagetoraster'. An attacker could create a malicious PNG file that
could, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the
file was printed. (CVE-2008-5286)

CUPS users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-5286.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-1028.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35182 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1722
CVE-2008-5286