GLSA-200711-16 : CUPS: Memory corruption
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 28199
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200711-16 (CUPS: Memory corruption)
Alin Rad Pop (Secunia Research) discovered an off-by-one error in the ippReadIO() function when handling Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) tags that might allow to overwrite one byte on the stack.
A local attacker could send a specially crafted IPP request containing 'textWithLanguage' or 'nameWithLanguage' tags, leading to a Denial of Service or the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the 'lp' user. If CUPS is configured to allow network printing, this vulnerability might be remotely exploitable.
To avoid remote exploitation, network access to CUPS servers on port 631/udp should be restricted. In order to do this, update the 'Listen' setting in cupsd.conf to 'Listen localhost:631' or add a rule to the system's firewall. However, this will not avoid local users from exploiting this vulnerability.
SolutionAll CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-print/cups-1.2.12-r2'