CUPS < 1.4.7 'gif_read_lzw' Buffer Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote print service is affected by a buffer overflow

Description :

According to its banner, the version of CUPS installed on the remote
host is earlier than 1.4.7.

There is a boundary error in the function 'gif_read_lzw' in the file
'filter/image-gif.c' that can allow an attacker to cause a heap-based
buffer overflow via specially crafted gif images.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to CUPS version 1.4.7 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 56007 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49148

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2896