SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : cups (SUSE-SU-2018:2172-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 120070



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for cups fixes the following issues: The following security vulnerabilities were fixed :

- Fixed a local privilege escalation to root and sandbox bypasses in the scheduler

- CVE-2018-4180: Fixed a local privilege escalation to root in dnssd backend (bsc#1096405)

- CVE-2018-4181: Limited local file reads as root via cupsd.conf include directive (bsc#1096406)

- CVE-2018-4182: Fixed a sandbox bypass due to insecure error handling (bsc#1096407)

- CVE-2018-4183: Fixed a sandbox bypass due to profile misconfiguration (bsc#1096408)

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Development-Tools-15-2018-1476=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Desktop Applications 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Desktop-Applications-15-2018-1476=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-2018-1476=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 120070

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2172-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/2/2019

Updated: 1/13/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.2

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cups-client, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cups-client-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cups-config, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cups-ddk, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cups-ddk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cups-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cups-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:cups-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcups2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcups2-32bit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcups2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcupscgi1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcupscgi1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcupsimage2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcupsimage2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcupsmime1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcupsmime1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcupsppdc1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libcupsppdc1-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/2/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/11/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-4180, CVE-2018-4181, CVE-2018-4182, CVE-2018-4183