Scientific Linux Security Update : cups on SL3.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60503


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


A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way CUPS handled subscriptions for printing job completion notifications. A local user could use this flaw to crash the CUPS daemon by submitting a large number of printing jobs requiring mail notification on completion, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5183)

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap buffer overflow, was discovered in the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) decoding routines used by the CUPS image-converting filters, 'imagetops' and 'imagetoraster'. An attacker could create a malicious PNG file that could, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed. (CVE-2008-5286)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60503

File Name: sl_20081215_cups_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5183, CVE-2008-5286

CWE: 189, 399