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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   CUPS Vendors:   Easy Software Products
CUPS Bugs in Adding/Deleting Shared Printers Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019497
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019497
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0596, CVE-2008-0597   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 25 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System). A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted IPP packets to cause the target CUPS service to crash.

A remote user can trigger a memory leak, causing the target daemon to consume all available memory and crash [CVE-2008-0596].

A remote user can add or remove shared printers to cause the target service to dereference already freed memory and crash [CVE-2008-0597].

These vulnerabilities were reported by Red Hat as affecting older versions of CUPS distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target service to crash.
Solution:   Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

The Red Hat advisories are available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0153.html
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0161.html

[Editor's note: Separate Alerts will be issued for each Red Hat advisory.]

Vendor URL:  www.cups.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Resource error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 25 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) CUPS Bugs in Adding/Deleting Shared Printers Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
Feb 25 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) CUPS Bugs in Adding/Deleting Shared Printers Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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