Debian DSA-2176-1 : cups - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 52484


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Common UNIX Printing System :

- CVE-2008-5183 A NULL pointer dereference in RSS job completion notifications could lead to denial of service.

- CVE-2009-3553 It was discovered that incorrect file descriptor handling could lead to denial of service.

- CVE-2010-0540 A cross-site request forgery vulnerability was discovered in the web interface.

- CVE-2010-0542 Incorrect memory management in the filter subsystem could lead to denial of service.

- CVE-2010-1748 Information disclosure in the web interface.

- CVE-2010-2431 Emmanuel Bouillon discovered a symlink vulnerability in handling of cache files.

- CVE-2010-2432 Denial of service in the authentication code.

- CVE-2010-2941 Incorrect memory management in the IPP code could lead to denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the cups packages.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.8-1+lenny9.

The stable distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution (sid) had already been fixed prior to the initial Squeeze release.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 52484

File Name: debian_DSA-2176.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/2/2011

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.9

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cups, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/2/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5183, CVE-2009-3553, CVE-2010-0540, CVE-2010-0542, CVE-2010-1748, CVE-2010-2431, CVE-2010-2432, CVE-2010-2941

BID: 32419, 37048, 40889, 40897, 40943, 41126, 41131, 44530

DSA: 2176

CWE: 399