Scientific Linux Security Update : cups on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60806


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


A missing memory allocation failure check flaw, leading to a NULL pointer dereference, was found in the CUPS 'texttops' filter. An attacker could create a malicious text file that would cause 'texttops' to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed. (CVE-2010-0542)

A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) issue was found in the CUPS web interface. If a remote attacker could trick a user, who is logged into the CUPS web interface as an administrator, into visiting a specially crafted website, the attacker could reconfigure and disable CUPS, and gain access to print jobs and system files. (CVE-2010-0540)

Note: As a result of the fix for CVE-2010-0540, cookies must now be enabled in your web browser to use the CUPS web interface.

An uninitialized memory read issue was found in the CUPS web interface. If an attacker had access to the CUPS web interface, they could use a specially crafted URL to leverage this flaw to read a limited amount of memory from the cupsd process, possibly obtaining sensitive information. (CVE-2010-1748)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60806

File Name: sl_20100617_cups_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.10

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: 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/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 6/17/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0540, CVE-2010-0542, CVE-2010-1748