Scientific Linux Security Update : cups on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60378
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSL5 Only: A heap buffer overflow flaw was found in a CUPS administration interface CGI script. A local attacker able to connect to the IPP port (TCP port 631) could send a malicious request causing the script to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user. Please note: the default CUPS configuration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 does not allow remote connections to the IPP TCP port. (CVE-2008-0047)
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.
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.
SL 3 & 4 Only: It was discovered that the patch used to address CVE-2004-0888 in CUPS packages in Scientific 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)
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.