Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDVSA-2010:233)

High Nessus Plugin ID 50607


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in cups :

Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the web interface in CUPS, allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of administrators for requests that change settings (CVE-2010-0540).

ipp.c in cupsd in CUPS 1.4.4 and earlier does not properly allocate memory for attribute values with invalid string data types, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (use-after-free and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted IPP request (CVE-2010-2941).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50607

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-233.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/11/16

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.9

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/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:mandriva:linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups-serial, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cups2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cups2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcups2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcups2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php-cups, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/11/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0540, CVE-2010-2941

BID: 40889, 44530

MDVSA: 2010:233