GLSA-200904-20 : CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 38161


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-20 (CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities)

The following issues were reported in CUPS:
iDefense reported an integer overflow in the _cupsImageReadTIFF() function in the 'imagetops' filter, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2009-0163).
Aaron Siegel of Apple Product Security reported that the CUPS web interface does not verify the content of the 'Host' HTTP header properly (CVE-2009-0164).
Braden Thomas and Drew Yao of Apple Product Security reported that CUPS is vulnerable to CVE-2009-0146, CVE-2009-0147 and CVE-2009-0166, found earlier in xpdf and poppler.
Impact :

A remote attacker might send or entice a user to send a specially crafted print job to CUPS, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the configured CUPS user -- by default this is 'lp', or a Denial of Service. Furthermore, the web interface could be used to conduct DNS rebinding attacks.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-print/cups-1.3.10'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38161

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200904-20.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Published: 4/27/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:cups, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/23/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0146, CVE-2009-0147, CVE-2009-0163, CVE-2009-0164, CVE-2009-0166

BID: 34568, 34571

GLSA: 200904-20

CWE: 20, 119, 189, 399