Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : cups vulnerability (USN-2520-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81573


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Peter De Wachter discovered that CUPS incorrectly handled certain malformed compressed raster files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause CUPS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected cups package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81573

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2520-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/02/27

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/02/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9679

BID: 72594

OSVDB: 118237

USN: 2520-1