RHEL 3 : cups (RHSA-2009:0308)

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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 important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Common UNIX® Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing
layer for UNIX operating systems.

The CUPS security advisory, RHSA-2008:0937, stated that it fixed
CVE-2008-3640 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5. It was
discovered this flaw was not properly fixed on Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3, however. (CVE-2009-0577)

These new packages contain a proper fix for CVE-2008-3640 on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 already contain
the appropriate fix for this flaw and do not need to be updated.

Users of cups 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-2009-0577.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0308.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35722 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3640
CVE-2009-0577