Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2176-1 cups -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
02 Mar 2011
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2008-5183, CVE-2009-3553, CVE-2010-0540, CVE-2010-0542, CVE-2010-1748, CVE-2010-2431, CVE-2010-2432, CVE-2010-2941.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Common UNIX Printing System:

  • CVE-2008-5183

    A null pointer dereference in RSS job completion notifications could lead to denial of service.

  • CVE-2009-3553

    It was discovered that incorrect file descriptor handling could lead to denial of service.

  • CVE-2010-0540

    A cross-site request forgery vulnerability was discovered in the web interface.

  • CVE-2010-0542

    Incorrect memory management in the filter subsystem could lead to denial of service.

  • CVE-2010-1748

    Information disclosure in the web interface.

  • CVE-2010-2431

    Emmanuel Bouillon discovered a symlink vulnerability in handling of cache files.

  • CVE-2010-2432

    Denial of service in the authentication code.

  • CVE-2010-2941

    Incorrect memory management in the IPP code could lead to denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.8-1+lenny9.

The stable distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution (sid) had already been fixed prior to the initial Squeeze release.

We recommend that you upgrade your cups packages.