Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : cups, cupsys vulnerabilities (USN-1207-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56206


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Tomas Hoger discovered that the CUPS image library incorrectly handled LZW streams. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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.


Update the affected libcupsimage2 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56206

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1207-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/09/15

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcupsimage2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/09/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2896, CVE-2011-3170

BID: 49148, 49323

OSVDB: 74539, 74673

USN: 1207-1