Scientific Linux Security Update : cups on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

critical Nessus Plugin ID 60483
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the SGI image format decoding routines used by the CUPS image converting filter 'imagetops'. An attacker could create a malicious SGI image file that could, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed.
(CVE-2008-3639)

An integer overflow flaw leading to a heap buffer overflow was discovered in the Text-to-PostScript 'texttops' filter. An attacker could create a malicious text file that could, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed.
(CVE-2008-3640)

An insufficient buffer bounds checking flaw was discovered in the HP-GL/2-to-PostScript 'hpgltops' filter. An attacker could create a malicious HP-GL/2 file that could, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed. (CVE-2008-3641)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?f0921b1c

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60483

File Name: sl_20081010_cups_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/10/2008

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3639, CVE-2008-3640, CVE-2008-3641

CWE: 119, 189, 399