Oracle Linux 6 : cups (ELSA-2010-0866)

High Nessus Plugin ID 68140


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0866 :

Updated cups packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

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

An invalid free flaw was found in the way the CUPS server parsed Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) packets. A malicious user able to send IPP requests to the CUPS server could use this flaw to crash the CUPS server. (CVE-2010-2941)

Red Hat would like to thank Emmanuel Bouillon of NATO C3 Agency for reporting this issue.

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


Update the affected cups packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 68140

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2010-0866.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:cups-php, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2941

OSVDB: 68951

RHSA: 2010:0866