GLSA-200412-25 : CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 16067


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-25 (CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities)

CUPS makes use of vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files (CAN-2004-1125). Furthermore, Ariel Berkman discovered a buffer overflow in the ParseCommand function in hpgl-input.c in the hpgltops program (CAN-2004-1267). Finally, Bartlomiej Sieka discovered several problems in the lppasswd program: it ignores some write errors (CAN-2004-1268), it can leave the file in place (CAN-2004-1269) and it does not verify that file is different from STDERR (CAN-2004-1270).
Impact :

The Xpdf and hpgltops vulnerabilities may be exploited by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code by sending specific print jobs to a CUPS spooler. The lppasswd vulnerabilities may be exploited by a local attacker to write data to the CUPS password file or deny further password modifications.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-print/cups-1.1.23'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16067

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200412-25.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/12/28

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:cups, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/12/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1125, CVE-2004-1267, CVE-2004-1268, CVE-2004-1269, CVE-2004-1270

OSVDB: 12439, 12453, 12454

GLSA: 200412-25

CWE: 20, 119