Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDKSA-2004:097)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14753


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


Alvaro Martinez Echevarria discovered a vulnerability in the CUPS print server where an empty UDP datagram sent to port 631 (the default port that cupsd listens to) would disable browsing. This would prevent cupsd from seeing any remote printers or any future remote printer changes.

The updated packages are patched to protect against this vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14753

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-097.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/09/16

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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:lib64cups2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cups2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcups2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcups2-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/09/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0558

MDKSA: 2004:097