Debian DSA-3172-1 : cups - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81526

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Peter De Wachter discovered that CUPS, the Common UNIX Printing System, did not correctly parse compressed raster files. By submitting a specially crafted raster file, a remote attacker could use this vulnerability to trigger a buffer overflow.

Solution

Upgrade the cups packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.3-5+deb7u5.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie) and unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.7.5-11.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=778387

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/cups

https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3172

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81526

File Name: debian_DSA-3172.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/26/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cups, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/25/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9679

DSA: 3172