Oracle Linux 5 : cups (ELSA-2010-0129)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0129 :

Updated cups packages that fix one 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.

It was discovered that the Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1595
did not fully correct the use-after-free flaw in the way CUPS handled
references in its file descriptors-handling interface. A remote
attacker could send specially-crafted queries to the CUPS server,
causing it to crash. (CVE-2010-0302)

Users of cups are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the
update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted automatically.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-March/001373.html

Solution :

Update the affected cups packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68006 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3553
CVE-2010-0302