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RHSA-2005-706: 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 for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux.

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

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

When processing a PDF file, bounds checking was not correctly performed on
some fields. This could cause the pdftops filter (running as user "lp") to
crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the
name CVE-2005-2097 to this issue.

All users of CUPS should upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a
patch to correct this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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