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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   CUPS Vendors:   Easy Software Products
CUPS Buffer Overflow in ippReadIO() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018879
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018879
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4351   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 1 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.3.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System). A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted IPP tags to trigger a buffer overflow in ippReadIO() and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The "textWithLanguage" and "nameWithLanguage" tags are affected.

The vulnerability resides in 'cups/ipp.c'.

Alin Rad Pop of the Secunia Research reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.3.4).

The CUPS advisory is available at:

http://cups.org/articles.php?L508

Vendor URL:  cups.org/articles.php?L508 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 1 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) CUPS Buffer Overflow in ippReadIO() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Jun 26 2008 (Cisco Issues Fix for Cisco Wide Area Application Services) CUPS Buffer Overflow in ippReadIO() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Cisco has released a fix for Cisco Wide Area Application Services.



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