RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : cups (RHSA-2007:0123)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25065


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated CUPS packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing layer for UNIX(R) operating systems.

A bug was found in the way CUPS handled SSL negotiation. A remote user capable of connecting to the CUPS daemon could cause a denial of service to other CUPS users. (CVE-2007-0720)

All users of CUPS should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch introducing a timeout, which prevents connections being kept open for an arbitrarily long time.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25065

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0123.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/04/19

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups-lpd, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/04/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0720

BID: 23127

OSVDB: 34072

RHSA: 2007:0123