Debian DSA-1530-1 : cupsys - Several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 31663
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several local/remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in cupsys, the Common Unix Printing System. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2008-0047 Heap-based buffer overflow in CUPS, when printer sharing is enabled, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted search expressions.

- CVE-2008-0882 Double free vulnerability in the process_browse_data function in CUPS 1.3.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) and possibly the execution of arbitrary code via crafted packets to the cupsd port (631/udp), related to an unspecified manipulation of a remote printer.


Upgrade the cupsys packages.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.7-4etch3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 31663

File Name: debian_DSA-1530.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/26/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

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: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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/25/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0047, CVE-2008-0882

BID: 27906, 28307

DSA: 1530

CWE: 119