RHEL 3 : cups (RHSA-2005:132)

high Nessus Plugin ID 17149


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


Updated cups packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) is a print spooler.

During a source code audit, Chris Evans discovered a number of integer overflow bugs that affect Xpdf. CUPS contained a copy of the Xpdf code used for parsing PDF files and was therefore affected by these bugs.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2004-0888 to this issue, and Red Hat released erratum RHSA-2004:543 with updated packages.

It was found that the patch used to correct this issue was not sufficient and did not fully protect CUPS running on 64-bit architectures. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0206 to this issue.

These updated packages also include a fix that prevents the CUPS initscript from being accidentally replaced.

All users of CUPS on 64-bit architectures should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a corrected patch and are not vulnerable to these issues.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17149

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-132.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/18/2005

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups-libs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2/18/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/27/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0206

RHSA: 2005:132