Scientific Linux Security Update : cups on SL3.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 null pointer dereference flaw was found in the way CUPS handled
subscriptions for printing job completion notifications. A local user
could use this flaw to crash the CUPS daemon by submitting a large
number of printing jobs requiring mail notification on completion,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5183)

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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?a05ee02f

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60503 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5183
CVE-2008-5286