Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : cups, cupsys vulnerability (USN-760-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37978


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that CUPS did not properly check the height of TIFF images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted TIFF image file, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. In Ubuntu 7.10, 8.04 LTS, and 8.10, attackers would be isolated by the AppArmor CUPS profile.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37978

File Name: ubuntu_USN-760-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups-bsd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups-client, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cupsys, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cupsys-bsd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cupsys-client, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cupsys-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cupsys-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcups2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcups2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsimage2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsimage2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsys2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsys2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsys2-gnutls10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0163

OSVDB: 54462

USN: 760-1

CWE: 189