(RHSA-2010:0866) Important: cups security update

ID RHSA-2010:0866
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-06-06T20:24:27


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

An invalid free flaw was found in the way the CUPS server parsed Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) packets. A malicious user able to send IPP requests to the CUPS server could use this flaw to crash the CUPS server. (CVE-2010-2941)

Red Hat would like to thank Emmanuel Bouillon of NATO C3 Agency for reporting this issue.

Users of cups are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted automatically.