FreeBSD : cups -- remote code execution and DNS rebinding (736e55bc-39bb-11de-a493-001b77d09812)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 38705


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Gentoo security team summarizes :

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.

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.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38705

File Name: freebsd_pkg_736e55bc39bb11dea493001b77d09812.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 5/8/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:cups-base, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/7/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/5/2009

Reference Information

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

BID: 34568, 34571, 34665

CWE: 20, 119, 189, 399