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RHSA-2004-449: cups Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the cups packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Updated cups packages that fix a denial of service vulnerability are now
The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) is a print spooler.
Alvaro Martinez Echevarria reported a bug in the CUPS Internet Printing
Protocol (IPP) implementation in versions of CUPS prior to 1.1.21. An
attacker could send a carefully crafted UDP packet to the IPP port which
could cause CUPS to stop listening to the port and result in a denial of
service. In order to exploit this bug, a possible hacker would need to have the
ability to send a UDP packet to the IPP port (by default 631). The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CVE-2004-0558 to this issue.
All users of cups should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch as well as a fix for a non-exploitable off-by-one bug.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-449.html
Threat Level: High
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