Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : cupsys vulnerabilities (USN-563-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 29919


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


Wei Wang discovered that the SNMP discovery backend did not correctly calculate the length of strings. If a user were tricked into scanning for printers, a remote attacker could send a specially crafted packet and possibly execute arbitrary code.

Elias Pipping discovered that temporary files were not handled safely in certain situations when converting PDF to PS. A local attacker could cause a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29919

File Name: ubuntu_USN-563-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/01/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cupsys, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cupsys-bsd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cupsys-client, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cupsys-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsimage2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsimage2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsys2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsys2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsys2-gnutls10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5849, CVE-2007-6358

BID: 26917

OSVDB: 40719, 42029

USN: 563-1

CWE: 189