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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60536


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


The previous CUPS security advisor, stated that it fixed CVE-2008-3640 for Scientific Linux 3, 4, and 5. It was discovered this flaw was not properly fixed on Scientific Linux 3, however. (CVE-2009-0577)

These new packages contain a proper fix for CVE-2008-3640 on Scientific Linux 3. Scientific Linux 4 and 5 already contain the appropriate fix for this flaw and do not need to be updated.


Update the affected cups, cups-devel and / or cups-libs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60536

File Name: sl_20090219_cups_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2009/02/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3640, CVE-2009-0577

CWE: 189