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CUPS Empty UDP Datagram DoS Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

17 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The target is running a CUPS server that supports browsing of network printers and that is vulnerable to a limited type of denial of service attack. Specifically, the browsing feature can be disabled by sending an empty UDP datagram to the CUPS server.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to CUPS 1.1.21rc2 or later.

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