CUPS < 1.3.8 Crafted PNG File Integer Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4610


The remote printer service is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


According to its banner, the version of CUPS installed on the remote host is affected by an integer overflow. Using a specially crafted PNG file with overly long width and height fields, a remote attacker can leverage this issue to crash the affected service and may allow execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade to version 1.3.8 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4610

File Name: 4610.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2008/07/25

Modified: 2016/01/19

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 33577

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


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1722

BID: 28781