CUPS: Denial of service vulnerability — GLSA 200409-25

A vulnerability in CUPS allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service when sending a carefully-crafted UDP packet to the IPP port.

Affected Packages

net-print/cups on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.1.20-r2
Unaffected versions >= 1.1.20-r2

Background

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) is a cross-platform print spooler.

Description

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.

Resolution

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"

References

Release Date
September 20, 2004

Latest Revision
September 21, 2004: 02

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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