GLSA-200703-28 : CUPS: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24933


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200703-28 (CUPS: Denial of Service)

CUPS does not properly handle partially-negotiated SSL connections.
Upon receiving a partially-negotiated SSL connection, CUPS no longer accepts further incoming connections, as the initial connection never times out.
Impact :

An attacker could partially negotiate an SSL connection with a CUPS server, and cause future connections to that server to fail, resulting in a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-print/cups-1.2.9'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24933

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200703-28.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/04/05

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0720

BID: 23127

OSVDB: 34072, 45395, 45396

GLSA: 200703-28