Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDKSA-2003:104)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14086


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A 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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14086

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-104.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups-serial, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcups1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcups1-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2003/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0788

BID: 8952

MDKSA: 2003:104