Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : cups, cupsys vulnerabilities (USN-906-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44985

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the CUPS scheduler did not properly handle certain network operations. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw and cause the CUPS server to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10.
(CVE-2009-3553, CVE-2010-0302)

Ronald Volgers discovered that the CUPS lppasswd tool could be made to load localized message strings from arbitrary files by setting an environment variable. A local attacker could exploit this with a format-string vulnerability leading to a root privilege escalation.
The default compiler options for Ubuntu 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10 should reduce this vulnerability to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-0393).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/906-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44985

File Name: ubuntu_USN-906-1.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/03/04

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups-bsd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups-client, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups-ppdc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cupsddk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cupsys, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cupsys-bsd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cupsys-client, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cupsys-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cupsys-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcups2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcups2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupscgi1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupscgi1-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsdriver1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsdriver1-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsimage2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsimage2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsmime1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsmime1-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsppdc1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsppdc1-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsys2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsys2-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsys2-gnutls10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/11/19

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3553, CVE-2010-0302, CVE-2010-0393

BID: 38510

USN: 906-1

CWE: 264, 399