RHEL 3 : cups (RHSA-2009:0428)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated cups packages that fix one 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-based buffer overflow, was
discovered in the Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) decoding routines
used by the CUPS image-converting filters, 'imagetops' and
'imagetoraster'. An attacker could create a malicious TIFF file that
could, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the
file was printed. (CVE-2009-0163)

Red Hat would like to thank Aaron Sigel of the Apple Product Security
team for responsibly reporting this flaw.

Users of cups are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the
update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted automatically.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-0163.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0428.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: 36178 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0163