RHEL 4 : cups (RHSA-2010:0755)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49802
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated cups packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.
The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing layer for UNIX operating systems. The CUPS 'pdftops' filter converts Portable Document Format (PDF) files to PostScript.
Multiple flaws were discovered in the CUPS 'pdftops' filter. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that, when printed, would cause 'pdftops' to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user. (CVE-2010-3702, CVE-2009-3609)
Users of cups are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing this update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted automatically.
SolutionUpdate the affected cups, cups-devel and / or cups-libs packages.