CUPS < 1.4.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5574


The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote host is running CUPS, an open source print server.

Versions of CUPS earlier than 1.4.4 are potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

- The texttops filter does not check the results of memory allocations. (STR #3715)

- A use-after-free vulnerability in the abstract file-descriptor handling interface. Note that this is related to an incomplete patch for CVE-2009-3553. (STR #3490)

- In certain instances, the web interface can disclose the contents of memory. (STR #3577)

- CUPS can overwrite files as root in directories not owned or writeable by non-root users. (STR #3510)

- An infinite loop can occur when CUPS is not compiled with HAVE_GSSAPI. (STR #3518)


Upgrade to CUPS 1.4.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5574

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2010/06/18

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 1442

Nessus ID: 47683

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:cups

Patch Publication Date: 2010/06/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/06/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0540, CVE-2010-0542, CVE-2010-1748, CVE-2010-2431, CVE-2010-2432

BID: 40943, 41126, 41131