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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60567


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


An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was discovered in the Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) decoding routines used by the CUPS image-converting filters, 'imagetops' and 'imagetoraster'. An attacker could create a malicious TIFF file that could, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed. (CVE-2009-0163)

After installing the update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted automatically.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60567

File Name: sl_20090416_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: 2009/04/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0163

CWE: 189