RHEL 4 : cups (RHSA-2005:772)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19834
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated CUPS packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing layer for UNIX(R) operating systems.
A bug was found in the way CUPS processes malformed HTTP requests. It is possible for a remote user capable of connecting to the CUPS daemon to issue a malformed HTTP GET request that causes CUPS to enter an infinite loop. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2874 to this issue.
Two small bugs have also been fixed in this update. A signal handling problem has been fixed that could occasionally cause the scheduler to stop when told to reload. A problem with tracking open file descriptors under certain specific circumstances has also been fixed.
All users of CUPS should upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a patch to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected cups, cups-devel and / or cups-libs packages.