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Vulnerability Assessment Details

SUSE-SA:2004:031: cups

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the cups package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2004:031 (cups).

The Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) enables local and remote users to
obtain printing functionallity via the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP).
Alvaro Martinez Echevarria has found a remote Denial of Service condition
within CUPS which permits remote users to make the cups server unresponsive.
Additionally the SUSE Security Team has discovered a flaw in the
foomatic-rip print filter which is commonly installed along with cups.
It permits remote attackers, which are listed in the printing ACLs, to
execute arbitrary commands as the printing user 'lp'.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 11183, 11184

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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