Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDKSA-2004:116)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 15551


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Chris Evans discovered numerous vulnerabilities in the xpdf package, which also effect software using embedded xpdf code :

Multiple integer overflow issues affecting xpdf-2.0 and xpdf-3.0. Also programs like cups which have embedded versions of xpdf. These can result in writing an arbitrary byte to an attacker controlled location which probably could lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2004-0888)

Also, when CUPS debugging is enabled, device URIs containing username and password end up in error_log. This information is also visible via 'ps'. (CVE-2004-0923)

The updated packages are patched to protect against these vulnerabilities.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15551

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-116.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 10/22/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups-serial, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cups2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cups2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcups2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcups2-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/21/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0888, CVE-2004-0923

MDKSA: 2004:116