Slackware Linux 14.2 / 15.0 / current cups Vulnerability (SSA:2022-146-01)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 161626


The remote Slackware Linux host is missing a security update to cups.


The version of cups installed on the remote host is prior to 2.1.4 / 2.4.2. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SSA:2022-146-01 advisory.

- A logic issue was addressed with improved state management. This issue is fixed in Security Update 2022-003 Catalina, macOS Monterey 12.3, macOS Big Sur 11.6.5. An application may be able to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2022-26691)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade the affected cups package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 161626

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2022-146-01.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 5/27/2022

Updated: 6/8/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-26691


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:cups, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:14.2, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:15.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/26/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-26691