Scientific Linux Security Update : cups on SL5.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60677
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionTwo integer overflow flaws were found in the CUPS 'pdftops' filter. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause 'pdftops' to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed. (CVE-2009-3608, CVE-2009-3609)
After installing the update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted automatically.
Note: Some older versions of SL 5 needed a newer version of rpm for this update. The SL 5.4 version of rpm and popt is included with this update.
Note: This update is already in SL 5.4
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.