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

Description :

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the CUPS IPP routine,
used for processing incoming IPP requests for the CUPS scheduler. An
attacker could use this flaw to send specially crafted IPP requests
that would crash the cupsd daemon. (CVE-2009-0949)

A use-after-free flaw was found in the CUPS scheduler directory
services routine, used to process data about available printers and
printer classes. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of
service (cupsd daemon stop or crash). (CVE-2009-1196)

Multiple integer overflows flaws, leading to heap-based buffer
overflows, were found in the CUPS 'pdftops' filter. An attacker could
create a malicious PDF file that would cause 'pdftops' to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was
printed. (CVE-2009-0791)

After installing this update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60592 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0791