Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDVSA-2009:028)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Security vulnerabilities have been discovered and corrected in CUPS.

CUPS before 1.3.8 allows local users, and possibly remote attackers,
to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) by adding a large number
of RSS Subscriptions, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference

The web interface (cgi-bin/admin.c) in CUPS before 1.3.8 uses the
guest username when a user is not logged on to the web server, which
makes it easier for remote attackers to bypass intended policy and
conduct CSRF attacks via the (1) add and (2) cancel RSS subscription
functions (CVE-2008-5184).

CUPS 1.1.17 through 1.3.9 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary
code via a PNG image with a large height value, which bypasses a
validation check and triggers a buffer overflow (CVE-2008-5286).

CUPS shipped with Mandriva Linux allows local users to overwrite
arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/pdf.log temporary
file (CVE-2009-0032).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36414 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-028.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 32419

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5183

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