RHEL 3 : cups (RHSA-2007:1023)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 27836


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


Updated cups packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

This update has been rated as having important 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.

Alin Rad Pop discovered a flaw in the handling of PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause CUPS to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code when printed.

Alin Rad Pop discovered a flaw in in the way CUPS handles certain IPP tags. A remote attacker who is able to connect to the IPP TCP port could send a malicious request causing the CUPS daemon to crash.

A flaw was found in the way CUPS handled SSL negotiation. A remote attacker capable of connecting to the CUPS daemon could cause CUPS to crash. (CVE-2007-4045)

All CUPS users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.


Update the affected cups, cups-devel and / or cups-libs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 27836

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-1023.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/8/2007

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/7/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/27/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4045, CVE-2007-4351, CVE-2007-5393

BID: 26367, 26524

CWE: 119, 189

RHSA: 2007:1023