GLSA-201207-10 : CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 59902


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201207-10 (CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in CUPS. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code using specially crafted streams, IPP requests or files, or cause a Denial of Service (daemon crash or hang). A local attacker may be able to gain escalated privileges or overwrite arbitrary files. Furthermore, a remote attacker may be able to obtain sensitive information from the CUPS process or hijack a CUPS administrator authentication request.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-print/cups-1.4.8-r1' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since September 03, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59902

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201207-10.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Published: 7/10/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:cups, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/9/2012

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3553, CVE-2010-0302, CVE-2010-0393, CVE-2010-0540, CVE-2010-0542, CVE-2010-1748, CVE-2010-2431, CVE-2010-2432, CVE-2010-2941, CVE-2011-3170

BID: 37048, 38510, 38524, 40889, 40897, 40943, 41126, 41131, 44530, 49323

CWE: 264, 399

GLSA: 201207-10