Debian DLA-1288-1 : cups security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106953


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was an issue in the CUPS printer framework where remote attackers could execute arbitrary commands by sending POST requests to the CUPS daemon in conjunction with DNS rebinding. This was caused by a whitelisted 'localhost.localdomain' entry.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in cups version 1.5.3-5+deb7u7.

We recommend that you upgrade your cups packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106953

File Name: debian_DLA-1288.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/23

Modified: 2018/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cups-bsd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cups-client, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cups-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cups-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cups-ppdc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cupsddk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcups2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcups2-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcupscgi1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcupscgi1-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcupsdriver1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcupsdriver1-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcupsimage2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcupsimage2-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcupsmime1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcupsmime1-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcupsppdc1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcupsppdc1-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-18190

OSVDB: 175164