CentOS 3 / 4 : cups (CESA-2008:0206)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 31741
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated cups packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate 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.

Two overflows were discovered in the HP-GL/2-to-PostScript filter. An attacker could create a malicious HP-GL/2 file that could possibly execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file is printed.
(CVE-2008-0053)

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the GIF decoding routines used by CUPS image converting filters 'imagetops' and 'imagetoraster'.
An attacker could create a malicious GIF file that could possibly execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed.
(CVE-2008-1373)

It was discovered that the patch used to address CVE-2004-0888 in CUPS packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 did not completely resolve the integer overflow in the 'pdftops' filter on 64-bit platforms. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that could possibly execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed. (CVE-2008-1374)

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

Solution

Update the affected cups packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ccee7d61

http://www.nessus.org/u?beddc91a

http://www.nessus.org/u?38c8fe7a

http://www.nessus.org/u?11df26ef

http://www.nessus.org/u?cf1b29b8

http://www.nessus.org/u?b08a3a94

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 31741

File Name: centos_RHSA-2008-0206.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/4/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

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, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/1/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/27/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0888, CVE-2005-0206, CVE-2008-0053, CVE-2008-1373, CVE-2008-1374

BID: 28307, 28334, 28544

RHSA: 2008:0206

CWE: 119, 189