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RHSA-2009:1513: cups security update

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RHSA-2009:1513: cups security update

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
10/21/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/02/2009
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing layerfor UNIX operating systems. The CUPS "pdftops" filter converts PortableDocument Format (PDF) files to PostScript.Two integer overflow flaws were found in the CUPS "pdftops" filter. Anattacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause "pdftops" tocrash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the "lp" user if the filewas printed. (CVE-2009-3608, CVE-2009-3609)Red Hat would like to thank Chris Rohlf for reporting the CVE-2009-3608issue.Users of cups are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain a backported patch to correct these issues. After installing theupdate, the cupsd daemon will be restarted automatically.

Solution(s)

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

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