RHEL 3 : cups (RHSA-2010:0754)

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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.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing
layer for UNIX operating systems. The CUPS 'pdftops' filter converts
Portable Document Format (PDF) files to PostScript.

An uninitialized pointer use flaw was discovered in the CUPS 'pdftops'
filter. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that, when
printed, would cause 'pdftops' to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code as the 'lp' user. (CVE-2010-3702)

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

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3702.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0754.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: 49801 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3702
CVE-2010-3703
CVE-2010-3704