RHEL 5 : cups (RHSA-2009:1513)

High Nessus Plugin ID 42165


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated cups packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing layer for UNIX operating systems. The CUPS 'pdftops' filter converts Portable Document Format (PDF) files to PostScript.

Two integer overflow flaws were found in the CUPS 'pdftops' filter. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause 'pdftops' to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed. (CVE-2009-3608, CVE-2009-3609)

Red Hat would like to thank Chris Rohlf for reporting the CVE-2009-3608 issue.

Users of cups are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct these issues. After installing the update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42165

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1513.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/10/16

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cups-lpd, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3608, CVE-2009-3609

OSVDB: 59179, 59180, 59183

RHSA: 2009:1513

CWE: 189