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RHSA-2009:1082 -- cups security update (Important)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29206

Updated cups packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The Common UNIX reg; Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing layer for UNIX operating systems. The Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) allows users to print and manage printing-related tasks over a network. A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the CUPS IPP routine used for processing incoming IPP requests for the CUPS scheduler. An attacker could use this flaw to send specially-crafted IPP requests that would crash the cupsd daemon. (CVE-2009-0949)

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
patch
Reference(s):
  • RHSA-2009:1082
  • CESA-2009:1082-CentOS 5
  • CVE-2009-0949
Product(s):
  • cups