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Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

MDKSA-2003:104: 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 MDKSA-2003:104 (cups).

A bug in versions of CUPS prior to 1.1.19 was reported by Paul Mitcheson in the
Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) implementation would result in CUPS going into
a busy loop, which could result in a Denial of Service (DoS) condition. To be
able to exploit this problem, a possible hacker would need to be able to make a TCP
connection to the IPP port (port 631 by default).
The provided packages have been patched to correct this problem.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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