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
updates.

Description :

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way the CUPS server parsed
Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) packets. A malicious user able to
send IPP requests to the CUPS server could use this flaw to crash the
CUPS server or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the CUPS server. (CVE-2010-2941)

A possible privilege escalation flaw was found in CUPS. An
unprivileged process running as the 'lp' user (such as a compromised
external filter program spawned by the CUPS server) could trick the
CUPS server into overwriting arbitrary files as the root user.
(CVE-2010-2431)

After installing this update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted
automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e2f767bb

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.9
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60881 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2431
CVE-2010-2941