Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1437-1 cupsys -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
26 Dec 2007
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2007-5849, CVE-2007-6358.
More information:

Several local vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Common UNIX Printing System. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2007-5849

    Wei Wang discovered that an buffer overflow in the SNMP backend may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2007-6358

    Elias Pipping discovered that insecure handling of a temporary file in the script may lead to local denial of service. This vulnerability is not exploitable in the default configuration.

The old stable distribution (sarge) is not affected by CVE-2007-5849. The other issue doesn't warrant an update on it's own and has been postponed.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.7-4etch2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.5-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your cupsys packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (stable)

Architecture-independent component:
HP Precision:
Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Big-endian MIPS:
Little-endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.