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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0157

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0157.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing layer
for UNIX(R) operating systems. The Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) is a
standard network protocol for remote printing, as well as managing print

A flaw was found in the way CUPS handles the addition and removal of remote
shared printers via IPP. A remote attacker could send malicious UDP IPP
packets causing the CUPS daemon to crash. (CVE-2008-0882)

Note: the default configuration of CUPS on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 will
only accept requests of this type from the local subnet. This issue did not
affect the versions of CUPS as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or

All cups users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Critical

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-0882
BugTraq ID: 27906
Debian Security Information: DSA-1530 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2008:012 (Google Search)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2008 E-Soft Inc.

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