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

high Nessus Plugin ID 60677


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


Two integer overflow flaws were found in the CUPS 'pdftops' filter. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause 'pdftops' to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed. (CVE-2009-3608, CVE-2009-3609)

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

Note: Some older versions of SL 5 needed a newer version of rpm for this update. The SL 5.4 version of rpm and popt is included with this update.

Note: This update is already in SL 5.4


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60677

File Name: sl_20091015_cups_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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: 10/15/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3608, CVE-2009-3609

CWE: 189