GLSA-200812-11 : CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 35086


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200812-11 (CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Several buffer overflows were found in:
The read_rle16 function in imagetops (CVE-2008-3639, found by regenrecht, reported via ZDI) The WriteProlog function in texttops (CVE-2008-3640, found by regenrecht, reported via ZDI) The Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language (HPGL) filter (CVE-2008-3641, found by regenrecht, reported via iDefense) The _cupsImageReadPNG function (CVE-2008-5286, reported by iljavs) Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted input to a vulnerable server, resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the server.
Workaround :

None this time.


All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version.
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-print/cups-1.3.9-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35086

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200812-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/12/11

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/10

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3639, CVE-2008-3640, CVE-2008-3641, CVE-2008-5286

BID: 31688, 31690, 32518

OSVDB: 49130, 49131, 49132, 50494

GLSA: 200812-11

CWE: 119, 189, 399