GLSA-201607-06 : CUPS: Buffer overflow

medium Nessus Plugin ID 92350


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201607-06 (CUPS: Buffer overflow)

A vulnerability has been discovered in CUPS concerning the handling of compressed raster files.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-print/cups-2.0.2-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92350

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201607-06.nasl

Version: 2.2

Type: local

Published: 7/18/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:cups, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 7/16/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9679

GLSA: 201607-06