RHEL 3 / 4 : cups (RHSA-2008:0206)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 31756
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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


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.

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.

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.


Update the affected cups, cups-devel and / or cups-libs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 31756

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0206.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/4/2008

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups-libs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6

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

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