GLSA-200804-01 : CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 31752


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200804-01 (CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in CUPS:
regenrecht (VeriSign iDefense) discovered that the cgiCompileSearch() function used in several CGI scripts in CUPS' administration interface does not correctly calculate boundaries when processing a user-provided regular expression, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2008-0047).
Helge Blischke reported a double free() vulnerability in the process_browse_data() function when adding or removing remote shared printers (CVE-2008-0882).
Tomas Hoger (Red Hat) reported that the gif_read_lzw() function uses the code_size value from GIF images without properly checking it, leading to a buffer overflow (CVE-2008-1373).
An unspecified input validation error was discovered in the HP-GL/2 filter (CVE-2008-0053).
Impact :

A local attacker could send specially crafted network packets or print jobs and possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running CUPS (usually lp), or cause a Denial of Service. The vulnerabilities are exploitable via the network when CUPS is sharing printers remotely.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-print/cups-1.2.12-r7'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 31752

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200804-01.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 2008/04/04

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:cups, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0047, CVE-2008-0053, CVE-2008-0882, CVE-2008-1373

BID: 27906, 28307, 28334, 28544

GLSA: 200804-01

CWE: 119