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RHSA-2005-132: cups Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the cups packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Updated cups packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) is a print spooler.

During a source code audit, Chris Evans discovered a number of integer
overflow bugs that affect Xpdf. CUPS contained a copy of the Xpdf code
used for parsing PDF files and was therefore affected by these bugs. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( assigned the
name CVE-2004-0888 to this issue, and Red Hat released erratum
RHSA-2004:543 with updated packages.

It was found that the patch used to correct this issue was not sufficient
and did not fully protect CUPS running on 64-bit architectures. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name
CVE-2005-0206 to this issue.

These updated packages also include a fix that prevents the CUPS
initscript from being accidentally replaced.

All users of CUPS on 64-bit architectures should upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a corrected patch and are not vulnerable to these

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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