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The remote printer service is prone to a denial of service attack.
The version of CUPS installed on the remote host suffers from a design
flaw involving SSL auto-detection. By establishing a connection to a
port on which the application attempts to auto-detect SSL and sending
a single character, an unauthenticated, remote attacker can leverage
this flaw to cause subsequent connections to hang until the first
connection is closed.
See also :
Upgrade to CUPS version 1.2.7 or later.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true