RHEL 5 : cups (RHSA-2010:0129)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44973


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


Updated cups packages that fix one security issue 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.

It was discovered that the Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1595 did not fully correct the use-after-free flaw in the way CUPS handled references in its file descriptors-handling interface. A remote attacker could send specially crafted queries to the CUPS server, causing it to crash. (CVE-2010-0302)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44973

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0129.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/03/04

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3553, CVE-2010-0302

OSVDB: 60204

RHSA: 2010:0129

CWE: 399