Oracle Linux 4 : cups (ELSA-2010-0755)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0755 :

Updated cups packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing
layer for UNIX operating systems. The CUPS 'pdftops' filter converts
Portable Document Format (PDF) files to PostScript.

Multiple flaws were discovered in the CUPS 'pdftops' filter. An
attacker could create a malicious PDF file that, when printed, would
cause 'pdftops' to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as
the 'lp' user. (CVE-2010-3702, CVE-2009-3609)

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

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected cups packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68116 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36703

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3609

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