Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDKSA-2001:023)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61897


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


A number of problems were found by the SuSE security team recently during an internal audit of the CUPS printing package. These problems have been resolved with the latest CUPS release which include temp file creation vulnerabilities, potential buffer overflows, and other security enhancements. It is highly recommended that all Linux-Mandrake users upgrade to this new version of CUPS. Due to prior packaging problems, users are advised to completely remove the following CUPS packages if they are currently installed on your system :

cups-common libcups1 libcups1-devel

You can do this by using 'rpm -e [package] --nodeps' for each package.
Once that is complete, you can upgrade CUPS using MandrakeUpdate.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61897

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-023.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2001/02/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0194

MDKSA: 2001:023