Debian DSA-1677-1 : cupsys - integer overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 35011
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


An integer overflow has been discovered in the image validation code of cupsys, the Common UNIX Printing System. An attacker could trigger this bug by supplying a malicious graphic that could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the cupsys packages.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.7-4etch6.

For testing distribution (lenny) this issue will be fixed soon.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35011

File Name: debian_DSA-1677.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/3/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/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: 12/2/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5286

BID: 32518

DSA: 1677

CWE: 189