RHEL 3 : cups (RHSA-2008:1028)

High Nessus Plugin ID 35182


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated cups packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Common UNIX(r) Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing layer for UNIX operating systems.

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap buffer overflow, was discovered in the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) decoding routines used by the CUPS image-converting filters, 'imagetops' and 'imagetoraster'. An attacker could create a malicious PNG file that could, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed. (CVE-2008-5286)

CUPS users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35182

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-1028.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/12/16

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1722, CVE-2008-5286

BID: 32518

RHSA: 2008:1028

CWE: 20, 189