Oracle Linux 3 : cups (ELSA-2009-0308)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67808


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0308 :

Updated cups packages that fix a security issue 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(r) Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing layer for UNIX operating systems.

The CUPS security advisory, RHSA-2008:0937, stated that it fixed CVE-2008-3640 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5. It was discovered this flaw was not properly fixed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, however. (CVE-2009-0577)

These new packages contain a proper fix for CVE-2008-3640 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 already contain the appropriate fix for this flaw and do not need to be updated.

Users of cups should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected cups packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67808

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-0308.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3640, CVE-2009-0577

BID: 31690

OSVDB: 49132

RHSA: 2009:0308

CWE: 189