Debian DSA-2354-1 : cups - several vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 56982


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


Petr Sklenar and Tomas Hoger discovered that missing input sanitising in the GIF decoder inside the CUPS printing system could lead to denial of service or potentially arbitrary code execution through crafted GIF files.


Upgrade the cups packages.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.8-1+lenny10.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.4.4-7+squeeze1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56982

File Name: debian_DSA-2354.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/1/2011

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cups, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/28/2011

Reference Information

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

BID: 49148, 49323

DSA: 2354