RedHat: Moderate: cups security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated cups packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: cups security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2008:1029-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-1029.html
Issue date:        2008-12-15
CVE Names:         CVE-2008-5183 
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1. Summary:

Updated cups packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

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

A null pointer dereference flaw was found in the way CUPS handled
subscriptions for printing job completion notifications. A local user could
use this flaw to crash the CUPS daemon by submitting a large number of
printing jobs requiring mail notification on completion, leading to a
denial of service. (CVE-2008-5183)

Users of cups should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red
Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/cups-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.src.rpm

i386:
cups-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-debuginfo-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-libs-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-lpd-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
cups-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.x86_64.rpm
cups-debuginfo-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-debuginfo-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.x86_64.rpm
cups-libs-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-libs-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.x86_64.rpm
cups-lpd-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/cups-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.src.rpm

i386:
cups-debuginfo-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-devel-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
cups-debuginfo-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-debuginfo-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.x86_64.rpm
cups-devel-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-devel-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/cups-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.src.rpm

i386:
cups-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-debuginfo-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-devel-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-libs-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-lpd-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm

ia64:
cups-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.ia64.rpm
cups-debuginfo-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-debuginfo-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.ia64.rpm
cups-devel-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.ia64.rpm
cups-libs-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-libs-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.ia64.rpm
cups-lpd-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
cups-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.ppc.rpm
cups-debuginfo-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.ppc.rpm
cups-debuginfo-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.ppc64.rpm
cups-devel-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.ppc.rpm
cups-devel-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.ppc64.rpm
cups-libs-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.ppc.rpm
cups-libs-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.ppc64.rpm
cups-lpd-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.ppc.rpm

s390x:
cups-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.s390x.rpm
cups-debuginfo-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.s390.rpm
cups-debuginfo-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.s390x.rpm
cups-devel-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.s390.rpm
cups-devel-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.s390x.rpm
cups-libs-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.s390.rpm
cups-libs-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.s390x.rpm
cups-lpd-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
cups-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.x86_64.rpm
cups-debuginfo-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-debuginfo-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.x86_64.rpm
cups-devel-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-devel-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.x86_64.rpm
cups-libs-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.i386.rpm
cups-libs-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.x86_64.rpm
cups-lpd-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.3.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

6. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5183
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

7. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

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