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

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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 allows 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.

See also :

http://www.cups.org/str.php?L863
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200409-25.xml

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'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14780 (gentoo_GLSA-200409-25.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0558