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MDKSA-2004:116: cups Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the cups package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:116 (cups).
Chris Evans discovered numerous vulnerabilities in the xpdf package, which also
effect software using embedded xpdf code:
Multiple integer overflow issues affecting xpdf-2.0 and xpdf-3.0. Also programs
like cups which have embedded versions of xpdf. These can result in writing an
arbitrary byte to a possible hacker controlled location which probably could lead to
arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2004-0888)
Also, when CUPS debugging is enabled, device URIs containing username and
password end up in error_log. This information is also visible via 'ps'.
The updated packages are patched to protect against these vulnerabilities.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:116
Threat Level: High
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