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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0428
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2009:0428.

The Common UNIX® Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing layer
for UNIX operating systems.

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
discovered in the Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) decoding routines used by
the CUPS image-converting filters, imagetops and imagetoraster. An
attacker could create a malicious TIFF file that could, potentially,
execute arbitrary code as the lp user if the file was printed.

Red Hat would like to thank Aaron Sigel of the Apple Product Security team
for responsibly reporting this flaw.

Users of cups are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the
update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted automatically.

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

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CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-0163
BugTraq ID: 34571
Bugtraq: 20090417 rPSA-2009-0061-1 cups (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1773 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2009:024 (Google Search)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc.

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