SUSE-SA:2003:028: cups

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13797


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2003:028 (cups).

The well known Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) was found vulnerable to a remote Denial of Service attack. The CUPS daemon will stop serving clients if the second carriage return in a request is not sent to complete the header.
Since the vulnerability occurs before any authorization or address verification there is no other workaround than shutting down the CUPS server.

To be sure the update takes effect you have to restart the CUPS daemon by executing the following command as root:

'rccups try-restart'

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply the update.


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13797

File Name: suse_SA_2003_028.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list