RHEL 3 / 4 : cups (RHSA-2008:0206)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 31756

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated cups packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

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.

Two overflows were discovered in the HP-GL/2-to-PostScript filter. An attacker could create a malicious HP-GL/2 file that could possibly execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file is printed.
(CVE-2008-0053)

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the GIF decoding routines used by CUPS image converting filters 'imagetops' and 'imagetoraster'.
An attacker could create a malicious GIF file that could possibly execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed.
(CVE-2008-1373)

It was discovered that the patch used to address CVE-2004-0888 in CUPS packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 did not completely resolve the integer overflow in the 'pdftops' filter on 64-bit platforms. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that could possibly execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed. (CVE-2008-1374)

All cups users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution

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

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-0053

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1373

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2008-1374

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008:0206

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 31756

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0206.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/04/04

Updated: 2019/09/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

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, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0888, CVE-2005-0206, CVE-2008-0053, CVE-2008-1373, CVE-2008-1374

BID: 28307, 28334, 28544

RHSA: 2008:0206

CWE: 119, 189