RHEL 3 : cups (RHSA-2004:449)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

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 CVE-2004-0558 to this

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.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected cups, cups-devel and / or cups-libs packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14737 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0558

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