The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing layer for UNIX operating systems. The CUPS "pdftops" filter converts Portable Document Format (PDF) files to PostScript.
Multiple flaws were discovered in the CUPS "pdftops" filter. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that, when printed, would cause "pdftops" to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the "lp" user. (CVE-2010-3702, CVE-2009-3609)
Users of cups are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing this update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted automatically.