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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   CUPS Vendors:   Easy Software Products
CUPS RSS Subscription Null Pointer Dereference Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021396
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021396
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5183   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 19 2009
Original Entry Date:  Dec 15 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.3.9 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in CUPS. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can submit a large number of printing jobs that require mail notification on completion to trigger a null pointer dereference and cause cupsd to crash.

pdp reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/pwning-ubuntu-via-cups/

Impact:   A local user can cause the cupsd daemon on the target system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.3.10).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://svn.easysw.com/public/cups/trunk/CHANGES-1.3.txt

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 15 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) CUPS RSS Subscription Null Pointer Dereference Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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