Oracle Linux 4 : cups (ELSA-2010-0755)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68116


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0755 :

Updated cups packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing layer for UNIX operating systems. The CUPS 'pdftops' filter converts Portable Document Format (PDF) files to PostScript.

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, CVE-2009-3609)

Users of cups are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing this update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected cups packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68116

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2010-0755.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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:4

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: 2010/10/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3609, CVE-2010-3702, CVE-2010-3703, CVE-2010-3704

BID: 36703

RHSA: 2010:0755

CWE: 189