Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDKSA-2003:104)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14086
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA bug in versions of CUPS prior to 1.1.19 was reported by Paul Mitcheson in the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) implementation would result in CUPS going into a busy loop, which could result in a Denial of Service (DoS) condition. To be able to exploit this problem, an attacker would need to be able to make a TCP connection to the IPP port (port 631 by default).
The provided packages have been patched to correct this problem.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.