Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDVSA-2008:211)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 36840
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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A buffer overflow in the SGI image format decoding routines used by the CUPS image converting filter imagetops was discovered. An attacker could create malicious SGI image files that could possibly execute arbitrary code if the file was printed (CVE-2008-3639).

An integer overflow flaw leading to a heap buffer overflow was found in the Text-to-PostScript texttops filter. An attacker could create a malicious text file that could possibly execute arbitrary code if the file was printed (CVE-2008-3640).

Finally, an insufficient buffer bounds checking flaw was found in the HP-GL/2-to-PostScript hpgltops filter. An attacker could create a malicious HP-GL/2 file that could possibly execute arbitrary code if the file was printed (CVE-2008-3641).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue; for Mandriva Linux 2009.0 the latest CUPS version (1.3.9) is provided that corrects these issues and also provides other bug fixes.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 36840

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-211.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/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, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/10/2008

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3639, CVE-2008-3640, CVE-2008-3641, CVE-2009-0577

BID: 31688, 31690

MDVSA: 2008:211

CWE: 119, 189, 399