RHEL 6 : cups (RHSA-2010:0866)

high Nessus Plugin ID 50638

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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat 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 6.

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.

An invalid free flaw was found in the way the CUPS server parsed Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) packets. A malicious user able to send IPP requests to the CUPS server could use this flaw to crash the CUPS server. (CVE-2010-2941)

Red Hat would like to thank Emmanuel Bouillon of NATO C3 Agency for reporting this issue.

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 packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2941

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0866

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50638

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0866.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/18/2010

Updated: 1/14/2021

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups-lpd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups-php, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/10/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/5/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2941

RHSA: 2010:0866