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[GLSA-200409-25] CUPS: Denial of service vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
CUPS: Denial of service vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-25
(CUPS: Denial of service vulnerability)


Alvaro Martinez Echevarria discovered a hole in the CUPS Internet Printing
Protocol (IPP) implementation that permits remote attackers to cause CUPS to
stop listening on the IPP port.

Impact

A remote user with malicious intent can easily cause a denial of service to
the CUPS daemon by sending a specially-crafted UDP datagram packet to the
IPP port.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cups.org/str.php?L863
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0558


Solution:
All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-print/cups-1.1.20-r2"
# emerge ">=net-print/cups-1.1.20-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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