Scientific Linux Security Update : cups-filters on SL7.x x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw and an integer overflow flaw leading
to a heap-based buffer overflow were discovered in the way the
texttopdf utility of cups-filter processed print jobs with a specially
crafted line size. An attacker able to submit print jobs could use
these flaws to crash texttopdf or, possibly, execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the 'lp' user. (CVE-2015-3258, CVE-2015-3279)

Notably, this update also fixes the following bug :

- Previously, when polling CUPS printers from a CUPS
server, when a printer name contained an underscore (_),
the client displayed the name containing a hyphen (-)
instead. This made the print queue unavailable. With
this update, CUPS allows the underscore character in
printer names, and printers appear as shown on the CUPS
server as expected.

In addition, this update adds the following enhancement :

- Now, the information from local and remote CUPS servers
is cached during each poll, and the CUPS server load is

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87553 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3258

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