Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : cups (ELSA-2008-0498)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67699


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0498 :

Updated cups packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

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

An integer overflow flaw leading to a heap buffer overflow was discovered in the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) decoding routines used by the CUPS image converting filters 'imagetops' and 'imagetoraster'. An attacker could create a malicious PNG file that could possibly execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user if the file was printed. (CVE-2008-1722)

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


Update the affected cups packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67699

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0498.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:cups-lpd, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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: 2008/06/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1722

BID: 28781

OSVDB: 44398

RHSA: 2008:0498

CWE: 20