RHEL 4 : cups (RHSA-2010:0755)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 49802

Language:

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 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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-3609

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3702

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0755

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49802

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0755.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/8/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.8

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/7/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/21/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3609, CVE-2010-3702, CVE-2010-3703, CVE-2010-3704

BID: 36703

RHSA: 2010:0755

CWE: 189