Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : cups update (USN-2839-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 87464


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


As a security improvement against the POODLE attack, this update disables SSLv3 support in the CUPS web interface.

For legacy environments where SSLv3 support is still required, it can be re-enabled by adding 'SSLOptions AllowSSL3' to /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.

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: High

ID: 87464

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2839-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/17

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:TF/RC:UR

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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: 2015/12/16

Reference Information

OSVDB: 113251

USN: 2839-1