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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5286

Integer overflow in the _cupsImageReadPNG function in CUPS 1.1.17 through 1.3.9 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PNG image with a large height value, which bypasses a validation check and triggers a buffer overflow.
Publish Date : 2008-12-01 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflowBypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 189

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-11-21 2008-10-16
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-5286 unix
DSA-1677 cupsys -- integer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8231 unix
DSA-1677-1 cupsys - arbitrary code execution oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20149 unix
Integer overflow in the _cupsImageReadPNG function in CUPS 1.1.17 through 1.3.9 allows remote attackers to execute arbit... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10058 unix
RHSA-2008:1028: cups security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20081028 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-5286

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apple Cups 1.1.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apple Cups 1.1.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apple Cups 1.1.19 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Apple Cups 1.1.19 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Apple Cups 1.1.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Apple Cups 1.1.19 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Apple Cups 1.1.19 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Apple Cups 1.1.19 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Apple Cups 1.1.20 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Apple Cups 1.1.20 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Apple Cups 1.1.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Apple Cups 1.1.20 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Apple Cups 1.1.20 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Apple Cups 1.1.20 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Apple Cups 1.1.20 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Apple Cups 1.1.21 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Apple Cups 1.1.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Apple Cups 1.1.21 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Apple Cups 1.1.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Apple Cups 1.1.22 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Apple Cups 1.1.22 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Apple Cups 1.1.23 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Apple Cups 1.1.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Apple Cups 1.2 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Apple Cups 1.2 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Apple Cups 1.2 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Apple Cups 1.2 B1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Apple Cups 1.2 B2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Apple Cups 1.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Apple Cups 1.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Apple Cups 1.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Apple Cups 1.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Apple Cups 1.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Apple Cups 1.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Apple Cups 1.2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Apple Cups 1.2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Apple Cups 1.2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Apple Cups 1.2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Apple Cups 1.2.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Apple Cups 1.2.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Apple Cups 1.2.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application Apple Cups 1.3 B1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application Apple Cups 1.3 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application Apple Cups 1.3 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application Apple Cups 1.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application Apple Cups 1.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application Apple Cups 1.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application Apple Cups 1.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application Apple Cups 1.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application Apple Cups 1.3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application Apple Cups 1.3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 Application Apple Cups 1.3.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 Application Apple Cups 1.3.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 Application Apple Cups 1.3.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apple Cups 54

- References For CVE-2008-5286
VUPEN ADV-2008-3315
XF cups-cupsimagereadpng-overflow(46933)
SECTRACK 1021298
BID 32518 CUPS PNG Filter '_cupsImageReadPNG()' Integer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2009-01-26
REDHAT RHSA-2008:1028
MLIST [oss-security] 20081201 (sort of urgent) CVE Request -- cups (repost)
GENTOO GLSA-200812-11
GENTOO GLSA-200812-01

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5286

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