Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDVSA-2008:170)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36759


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Thomas Pollet discovered an integer overflow vulnerability in the PNG image handling filter in CUPS. This could allow a malicious user to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running CUPS, or cause a denial of service by sending a specially crafted PNG image to the print server (CVE-2008-1722).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36759

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-170.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/03/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups-serial, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cups2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cups2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcups2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcups2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php-cups, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1722

BID: 28781

MDVSA: 2008:170

CWE: 20