Debian DSA-1407-1 : cupsys - buffer overflow

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 28253


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Alin Rad Pop discovered that the Common UNIX Printing System is vulnerable to an off-by-one buffer overflow in the code to process IPP packets, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

The cupsys version in the old stable distribution (sarge) is not vulnerable to arbitrary code execution.


Upgrade the cupsys packages.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.7-4etch1. Updated packages for the arm architecture will be provided later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 28253

File Name: debian_DSA-1407.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/20

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cupsys, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4351

DSA: 1407

CWE: 189