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Slackware SSA:2003-149-01: CUPS denial of service

by Nikola Strahija on May 29th, 2003 A vulnerability has been found in CUPS IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) implementation. Since CUPS IPP implementation is single-threaded, an attacker could make a partial request that does not time out and therefore creates a denial of service.


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[slackware-security] CUPS DoS vulnerability fixed (SSA:2003-149-01)

Upgraded CUPS packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0,
and -current to fix a denial of service attack vulnerability.


Here are the details from the Slackware 9.0 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
Thu May 29 00:52:54 PDT 2003
patches/packages/cups-1.1.19-i386-1.tgz: Upgraded to cups-1.1.19.
A denial of service problem that allowed a CUPS client to hang the CUPS
server is now fixed in CUPS 1.1.19. Note that CUPS is not installed by
default -- it is shipped as one of the packages in /extra.
(* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+



WHERE TO FIND THE NEW PACKAGES:
+-----------------------------+

Updated package for Slackware 8.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/cups-1.1.19-i386-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/cups-1.1.19-i386-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/extra/cups-1.1.19/cups-1.1.19-i486-1.tgz



MD5 SIGNATURES:
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Slackware 8.1 package:
c8999b9d8ec4652372d2ef5f26a1c71b cups-1.1.19-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
72bd865d7b3ff4695340522e1c86ae9c cups-1.1.19-i386-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
7d5aa6d2408b642f2db46ac8387ada2b cups-1.1.19-i486-1.tgz



INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
+------------------------+

First, if the CUPS server (cupsd) is running, stop it:
. /etc/rc.d/rc.cups stop

Then upgrade using upgradepkg (as root):
upgradepkg cups-1.1.19-i386-1.tgz

Finally, restart cupsd (if needed):
. /etc/rc.d/rc.cups start



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