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RHSA-2008:0206: cups security update

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RHSA-2008:0206: cups security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
03/18/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/21/2008
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated cups packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing layer for UNIX(R) operating systems. Two overflows were discovered in the HP-GL/2-to-PostScript filter. An attacker could create a malicious HP-GL/2 file that could possibly execute arbitrary code as the "lp" user if the file is printed. (CVE-2008-0053) A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the GIF decoding routines used by CUPS image converting filters "imagetops" and "imagetoraster". An attacker could create a malicious GIF file that could possibly execute arbitrary code as the "lp" user if the file was printed. (CVE-2008-1373) It was discovered that the patch used to address CVE-2004-0888 in CUPS packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 did not completely resolve the integer overflow in the "pdftops" filter on 64-bit platforms. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that could possibly execute arbitrary code as the "lp" user if the file was printed. (CVE-2008-1374) All cups users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-cups
  • redhat-upgrade-cups-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-cups-libs

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