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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Two integer overflow flaws 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-2009-3608, CVE-2009-3609)

After installing the update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted

Note: Some older versions of SL 5 needed a newer version of rpm for
this update. The SL 5.4 version of rpm and popt is included with this

Note: This update is already in SL 5.4

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60677 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3608