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