CentOS 5 : cups (CESA-2008:0157)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 31142
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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated cups packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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. The Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) is a standard network protocol for remote printing, as well as managing print jobs.

A flaw was found in the way CUPS handles the addition and removal of remote shared printers via IPP. A remote attacker could send malicious UDP IPP packets causing the CUPS daemon to crash. (CVE-2008-0882)

Note: the default configuration of CUPS on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 will only accept requests of this type from the local subnet. This issue did not affect the versions of CUPS as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 4.

All cups users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.


Update the affected cups packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 31142

File Name: centos_RHSA-2008-0157.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/25/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:cups, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:cups-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:cups-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:cups-lpd, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/23/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/21/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0882

BID: 27906

RHSA: 2008:0157

CWE: 119