Fedora Core 3 : cups-1.1.22-0.rc1.8.7 (2005-908)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19870


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


A bug was found in the way CUPS processes malformed HTTP requests. It is possible for a remote user capable of connecting to the CUPS daemon to issue a malformed HTTP GET request which will cause CUPS to enter an infinite loop. This is CVE-2005-2874.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19870

File Name: fedora_2005-908.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/10/05

Modified: 2015/10/21

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:fedoraproject:fedora:cups, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:cups-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:cups-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:cups-libs, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2874

FEDORA: 2005-908