CUPS < 1.3.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4456


The remote printer service is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its banner, the version of CUPS installed on the remote host is affected by several issues :

- A buffer overflow in 'cgiCompileSearch' that can lead to arbitrary code execution (STR #2729).
- A GIF image filter overflow involving 'code_size' value from a user-supplied GIF image used in 'gif_read_lzw' (STR #2765).
- A temporary file with Samba credentials may be left behind by cupsaddsmb if no Windows drivers were installed (STR #2779).


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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 4456

File Name: 4456.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2008/04/03

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 31730

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 1.9

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

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


Base Score: 3.1

Temporal Score: 2.7


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:X/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0047, CVE-2008-1373

BID: 28307, 28544