RHEL 3 : cups (RHSA-2005:049)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated CUPS packages that fixes a security issue are now available.

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

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Decrypt::makeFileKey2 function
of Xpdf which also affects the CUPS pdftops filter due to a shared
codebase. An attacker who has the ability to send a malicious PDF file
to a printer could possibly execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2005-0064 to this issue.

Red Hat believes that the Exec-Shield technology (enabled by default
since Update 3) will block attempts to remotely exploit these buffer
overflow vulnerabilities on x86 architectures.

All users of cups should upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve these issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected cups, cups-devel and / or cups-libs packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16297 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0064

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