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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60483

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: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2008/10/10

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

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

CWE: 119, 189, 399