Scientific Linux Security Update : cups on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the SGI image format decoding
routines used by the CUPS image converting filter 'imagetops'. An
attacker could create a malicious SGI image file that could, possibly,
execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed.
(CVE-2008-3639)

An integer overflow flaw leading to a heap buffer overflow was
discovered in the Text-to-PostScript 'texttops' filter. An attacker
could create a malicious text file that could, possibly, execute
arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed.
(CVE-2008-3640)

An insufficient buffer bounds checking flaw was discovered in the
HP-GL/2-to-PostScript 'hpgltops' filter. An attacker could create a
malicious HP-GL/2 file that could, possibly, execute arbitrary code as
the 'lp' user if the file was printed. (CVE-2008-3641)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?cc769c0f

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60483 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3639
CVE-2008-3640
CVE-2008-3641