CentOS 3 / 4 : cups (CESA-2008:0153)

2008-02-26T00:00:00
ID CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0153.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-06-27T00:00:00

Description

Updated cups packages that fixes two security issues and a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing layer for UNIX(R) operating systems.

A flaw was found in the way CUPS handled the addition and removal of remote shared printers via IPP. A remote attacker could send malicious UDP IPP packets causing the CUPS daemon to attempt to dereference already freed memory and crash. (CVE-2008-0597)

A memory management flaw was found in the way CUPS handled the addition and removal of remote shared printers via IPP. When shared printer was removed, allocated memory was not properly freed, leading to a memory leak possibly causing CUPS daemon crash after exhausting available memory. (CVE-2008-0596)

These issues were found during the investigation of CVE-2008-0882, which did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

Note that the default configuration of CUPS on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 allow requests of this type only from the local subnet.

In addition, these updated cups packages fix a bug that occurred when using the CUPS polling daemon. Excessive debugging log information was saved to the error_log file regardless of the LogLevel setting, which filled up disk space rapidly.

All CUPS users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve this issue.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0153 and 
# CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2008:0153 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(31168);
  script_version("1.11");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/06/27 18:42:25");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-0596", "CVE-2008-0597");
  script_bugtraq_id(27988);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2008:0153");

  script_name(english:"CentOS 3 / 4 : cups (CESA-2008:0153)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Updated cups packages that fixes two security issues and a bug are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) provides a portable printing
layer for UNIX(R) operating systems.

A flaw was found in the way CUPS handled the addition and removal of
remote shared printers via IPP. A remote attacker could send malicious
UDP IPP packets causing the CUPS daemon to attempt to dereference
already freed memory and crash. (CVE-2008-0597)

A memory management flaw was found in the way CUPS handled the
addition and removal of remote shared printers via IPP. When shared
printer was removed, allocated memory was not properly freed, leading
to a memory leak possibly causing CUPS daemon crash after exhausting
available memory. (CVE-2008-0596)

These issues were found during the investigation of CVE-2008-0882,
which did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

Note that the default configuration of CUPS on Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3 allow requests of this type only from the local subnet.

In addition, these updated cups packages fix a bug that occurred when
using the CUPS polling daemon. Excessive debugging log information was
saved to the error_log file regardless of the LogLevel setting, which
filled up disk space rapidly.

All CUPS users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve this issue."
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-February/014708.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?85e63735"
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-February/014709.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?b32c4fd7"
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-February/014712.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?8a3740d0"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected cups packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");
  script_cwe_id(399);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:cups");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:cups-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:cups-libs");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:3");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:4");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/02/25");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2008/02/26");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"CentOS Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/CentOS/release", "Host/CentOS/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "CentOS");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && "ia64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "CentOS", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-3", cpu:"i386", reference:"cups-1.1.17-13.3.51")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-3", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"cups-1.1.17-13.3.51")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-3", cpu:"i386", reference:"cups-devel-1.1.17-13.3.51")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-3", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"cups-devel-1.1.17-13.3.51")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-3", cpu:"i386", reference:"cups-libs-1.1.17-13.3.51")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-3", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"cups-libs-1.1.17-13.3.51")) flag++;

if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"ia64", reference:"cups-1.1.17-13.3.51")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"ia64", reference:"cups-devel-1.1.17-13.3.51")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-4", cpu:"ia64", reference:"cups-libs-1.1.17-13.3.51")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");