CentOS 5 : cups (CESA-2008:0192)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 43677


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The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated cups packages that fix multiple 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(R) operating systems.

A heap buffer overflow flaw was found in a CUPS administration interface CGI script. A local attacker able to connect to the IPP port (TCP port 631) could send a malicious request causing the script to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user. Please note: the default CUPS configuration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 does not allow remote connections to the IPP TCP port. (CVE-2008-0047)

Red Hat would like to thank 'regenrecht' for reporting this issue.

This issue did not affect the versions of CUPS as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 4.

Two overflows were discovered in the HP-GL/2-to-PostScript filter. An attacker could create a malicious HP-GL/2 file that could possibly execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file is printed.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the GIF decoding routines used by CUPS image converting filters 'imagetops' and 'imagetoraster'.
An attacker could create a malicious GIF file that could possibly execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed.

All cups users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.


Update the affected cups packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 43677

File Name: centos_RHSA-2008-0192.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/6/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:cups, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:cups-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:cups-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:cups-lpd, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/2/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/18/2008

Reference Information

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

BID: 28307, 28544

RHSA: 2008:0192

CWE: 119