Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13797
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe 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:
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.