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Fedora Core 3 2005-908: cups Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the cups package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2005-908 (cups).
The Common UNIX Printing System provides a portable printing layer for
UNIX® operating systems. It has been developed by Easy Software Products
to promote a standard printing solution for all UNIX vendors and users.
CUPS provides the System V and Berkeley command-line interfaces.
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.
Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Threat Level: High
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