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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   CUPS Vendors:   Easy Software Products
CUPS Browsing Can Be Disabled By Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1011283
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1011283
CVE Reference:   CVE-2004-0558   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 15 2004
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS). A remote user can disable browsing.

Debian reported that a remote user can send a sepcially crafted UDP packet containing illegal URL characters to cupsd on port 631 to cause denial of service conditions.

The flaw resides in 'scheduler/dirsvc.c'.

Alvaro Martinez Echevarria is credited with discovering and patching the flaw.

Impact:   A remote user can disable CUPS browsing.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fixed version (1.1.19 or later), available at:

http://www.cups.org/software.php

[Editor's note: It is not clear which version first introduced the fix, but it appears that the fix was at least included in 1.1.19 and later versions.]

Vendor URL:  www.cups.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 15 2004 (Debian Issues Fix) CUPS Browsing Can Be Disabled By Remote Users
Debian has released a fix.
Sep 16 2004 (Red Hat Issues Fix for RHEL) CUPS Browsing Can Be Disabled By Remote Users
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
Sep 16 2004 (Mandrake Issues Fix) CUPS Browsing Can Be Disabled By Remote Users
Mandrake has released a fix.
Sep 16 2004 (SuSE Issues Fix) CUPS Browsing Can Be Disabled By Remote Users
SuSE has released a fix.
Sep 21 2004 (Gentoo Issues Fix) CUPS Browsing Can Be Disabled By Remote Users
Gentoo has released a fix.
Sep 23 2004 (Slackware Issues Fix) CUPS Browsing Can Be Disabled By Remote Users
Slackware has released a fix.
Sep 28 2004 (Fedora Issues Fix for FC2) CUPS Browsing Can Be Disabled By Remote Users
Fedora has released a fix for Fedora Core 2.
Oct 4 2004 (Apple Issues Fix) CUPS Browsing Can Be Disabled By Remote Users
Apple has released a fix for Mac OS X 10.2.8 and 10.3.5.
Oct 13 2004 (SCO Issues Fix for UnixWare) CUPS Browsing Can Be Disabled By Remote Users
SCO has issued a fix for UnixWare 7.1.3up and 7.1.4.
Oct 14 2004 (Conectiva Issues Fix) CUPS Browsing Can Be Disabled By Remote Users
Conectiva has released a fix.
Oct 17 2004 (Fedora Issues Fix for RH Linux) CUPS Browsing Can Be Disabled By Remote Users
Fedora has released a fix for Red Hat Linux 9.
Oct 17 2004 (Fedora Issues Fix for FC1) CUPS Browsing Can Be Disabled By Remote Users
Fedora has released a fix for Fedora Core 1.



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