Scientific Linux Security Update : cups on SL5.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60881
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA use-after-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 or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the CUPS server. (CVE-2010-2941)
A possible privilege escalation flaw was found in CUPS. An unprivileged process running as the 'lp' user (such as a compromised external filter program spawned by the CUPS server) could trick the CUPS server into overwriting arbitrary files as the root user.
After installing this update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted automatically.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.