Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDVSA-2008:081)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 37420


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


A heap-based buffer overflow in CUPS 1.2.x and later was discovered by regenrecht of VeriSign iDenfense that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via a crafted CGI search expression (CVE-2008-0047).

A validation error in the Hp-GL/2 filter was also discovered (CVE-2008-0053).

Finally, a vulnerability in how CUPS handled GIF files was found by Tomas Hoger of Red Hat, similar to previous issues corrected in PHP, gd, tk, netpbm, and SDL_image (CVE-2008-1373).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 37420

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-081.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0047, CVE-2008-0053, CVE-2008-1373

MDVSA: 2008:081

CWE: 119