CUPS < 1.3.10 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 36183
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The remote printer service is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the version of CUPS installed on the remote host is earlier than 1.3.10. Such versions are affected by several issues :

- A potential integer overflow in the PNG image validation code in '_cupsImageReadPNG()' could allow an attacker to crash the affected service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (STR #2974)

- A heap-based integer overflow exists in '_cupsImageReadTIFF()' due to a failure to properly validate the image height of a specially crafted TIFF file, which can be leveraged to execute arbitrary code.
(STR #3031)

- The web interface may be vulnerable to DNS rebinding attacks due to a failure to validate the HTTP Host header in incoming requests. (STR #3118)

- A heap-based buffer overflow in pdftops allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PDF file with crafted JBIG2 symbol dictionary segments.

- Flawed 'ip' structure initialization in the function 'ippReadIO()' could allow an anonymous remote attacker to crash the application via a malicious IPP request packet with two consecutives IPP_TAG_UNSUPPORTED tags.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36183

File Name: cups_1_3_10.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 4/17/2009

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: http_version.nasl, cups_1_3_5.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:apple:cups:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, www/cups

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5286, CVE-2009-0164, CVE-2009-0163, CVE-2009-0949, CVE-2009-0195

BID: 34571, 34665, 34791, 35169, 32518

CWE: 119, 20, 189, 399

Secunia: 34481