GLSA-200409-25 : CUPS: Denial of service vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14780


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-25 (CUPS: Denial of service vulnerability)

Alvaro Martinez Echevarria discovered a hole in the CUPS Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) implementation that allows remote attackers to cause CUPS to stop listening on the IPP port.
Impact :

A remote user with malicious intent can easily cause a denial of service to the CUPS daemon by sending a specially crafted UDP datagram packet to the IPP port.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=net-print/cups-1.1.20-r2' # emerge '>=net-print/cups-1.1.20-r2'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14780

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200409-25.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/09/21

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:cups, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/09/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/09/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0558

OSVDB: 9995

GLSA: 200409-25