CentOS 3 : cups (CESA-2010:0754)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 49813

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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated cups packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link 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.

An uninitialized pointer use flaw was 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)

Users of cups are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted automatically.

Solution

Update the affected cups packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?824e6381

http://www.nessus.org/u?a19b7b65

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49813

File Name: centos_RHSA-2010-0754.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/11/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/9/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/5/2010

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2010:0754