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RHSA-2004:449: cups security update

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RHSA-2004:449: cups security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
09/28/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated cups packages that fix a denial of service vulnerability are now available.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) is a print spooler. Alvaro Martinez Echevarria reported a bug in the CUPS Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) implementation in versions of CUPS prior to 1.1.21. An attacker could send a carefully crafted UDP packet to the IPP port which could cause CUPS to stop listening to the port and result in a denial of service. In order to exploit this bug, an attacker would need to have the ability to send a UDP packet to the IPP port (by default 631). The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0558 to this issue. All users of cups should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch as well as a fix for a non-exploitable off-by-one bug.

Solution(s)

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

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