Oracle Linux 5 : cups (ELSA-2008-1029)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:1029 :

Updated cups packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Common UNIX® Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing
layer for UNIX operating systems.

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)

Users of cups should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-December/000830.html

Solution :

Update the affected cups packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67776 ()

Bugtraq ID: 32419

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5183