Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDVSA-2009:027)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37103


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


A vulnerability has been discovered in CUPS shipped with Mandriva Linux which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/pdf.log temporary file (CVE-2009-0032).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37103

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-027.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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:2009.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0032

MDVSA: 2009:027

CWE: 59