Scientific Linux Security Update : cups-filters on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78855


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


An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the way the process_browse_data() function of cups-browsed handled certain browse packets. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted browse packet that, when processed by cups- browsed, would crash the cups-browsed daemon. (CVE-2014-4337)

A flaw was found in the way the cups-browsed daemon interpreted the 'BrowseAllow' directive in the cups-browsed.conf file. An attacker able to add a malformed 'BrowseAllow' directive to the cups-browsed.conf file could use this flaw to bypass intended access restrictions. (CVE-2014-4338)

After installing this update, the cups-browsed daemon will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78855

File Name: sl_20141103_cups_filters_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/04

Modified: 2014/11/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4337, CVE-2014-4338