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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60863


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


Multiple flaws were discovered in the CUPS 'pdftops' filter. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that, when printed, would cause 'pdftops' to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user. (CVE-2010-3702, SL4 Only - CVE-2009-3609)

After installing this 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: 60863

File Name: sl_20101007_cups_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

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: 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: 10/7/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3609, CVE-2010-3702

CWE: 189