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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Multiple vulnerabilities in CUPS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes the remote CUPS server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote CUPS server seems vulnerable to various
flaws which permit a remote attacker to shut down this
server or even to remotely gain the rights of the
'lp' user.

Solution : upgrade to CUPS-1.1.18
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 6475

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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