CUPS Incomplete SSL Negotiation Remote DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote printer service is prone to a denial of service attack.

Description :

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 :

Solution :

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

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 24901 (cups_ssl_negotiation_dos.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 23127

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0720