Oracle Linux 3 : cups (ELSA-2008-0153)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67658


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0153 :

Updated cups packages that fixes two security issues and a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing layer for UNIX(R) operating systems.

A flaw was found in the way CUPS handled the addition and removal of remote shared printers via IPP. A remote attacker could send malicious UDP IPP packets causing the CUPS daemon to attempt to dereference already freed memory and crash. (CVE-2008-0597)

A memory management flaw was found in the way CUPS handled the addition and removal of remote shared printers via IPP. When shared printer was removed, allocated memory was not properly freed, leading to a memory leak possibly causing CUPS daemon crash after exhausting available memory. (CVE-2008-0596)

These issues were found during the investigation of CVE-2008-0882, which did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

Note that the default configuration of CUPS on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 allow requests of this type only from the local subnet.

In addition, these updated cups packages fix a bug that occurred when using the CUPS polling daemon. Excessive debugging log information was saved to the error_log file regardless of the LogLevel setting, which filled up disk space rapidly.

All CUPS users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve this issue.


Update the affected cups packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67658

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0153.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:cups-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:cups-libs, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0596, CVE-2008-0597

BID: 27988

OSVDB: 42158, 42159

RHSA: 2008:0153

CWE: 399