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CESA-2005:132: cups security update

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CESA-2005:132: cups security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/27/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated cups packages that fix a security issue are now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) is a print spooler. During a source code audit, Chris Evans discovered a number of integer overflow bugs that affect Xpdf. CUPS contained a copy of the Xpdf code used for parsing PDF files and was therefore affected by these bugs. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CAN-2004-0888 to this issue, and CentOS released erratum RHSA-2004:543 with updated packages. It was found that the patch used to correct this issue was not sufficient and did not fully protect CUPS running on 64-bit architectures. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0206 to this issue. These updated packages also include a fix that prevents the CUPS initscript from being accidentally replaced. All users of CUPS on 64-bit architectures should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a corrected patch and are not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-cups
  • centos-upgrade-cups-devel
  • centos-upgrade-cups-libs

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