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RHSA-2003:275: Updated CUPS packages fix denial of service

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RHSA-2003:275: Updated CUPS packages fix denial of service

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
12/01/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated CUPS packages that fix a problem where CUPS can hang are now available.

CUPS is a print spooler. Paul Mitcheson reported a situation where the CUPS Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) implementation in CUPS versions prior to 1.1.19 would get into a busy loop. This could result in a denial of service. In order to exploit this bug an attacker would need to have the ability to make a TCP connection to the IPP port (by default 631). Users of CUPS are advised to install these updated packages, which contain a backported security patch and are not vulnerable to this issue. These packages also fix a problem with the LPD backend that could cause jobs to be repeated.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-cups
  • redhat-upgrade-cups-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-cups-libs

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