GLSA 200409-25: CUPS: Denial of service vulnerability
Posted on: 09/20/2004 03:59 PM

A CUPS security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200409-25
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: CUPS: Denial of service vulnerability
Date: September 20, 2004
Bugs: #64168
ID: 200409-25

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

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-print/cups < 1.1.20-r2 >= 1.1.20-r2

Description
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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. This can be caused by sending an empty UDP datagram packet to the IPP port.

Impact
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A remote user with malicious intent can easily cause a denial of service to the CUPS daemon.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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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
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[ 1 ] CUPS Software Trouble Report
http://www.cups.org/str.php?L863
[ 2 ] CAN-2004-0558
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0558

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200409-25.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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