The Common Unix Printing System contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
The Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) is a printing service used by many Linux and Unix operating systems. CUPS uses a print scheduling process that dispatches print jobs and provides the printer's status to local and remote programs.
The Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) is a standard protocol that defines printing and managing print ques. As specified in RFC 2910, the IPP transport layer consists of an HTTP/1.1 request or response. Section 3.5 of RFC 2910 specifies two different types of tags that can either delimit sections of protocols (delimiter tags) or specify the type of each attribute value (value tags). textWithLanguage tags are defined in section 188.8.131.52 and nameWithLanguage is defined in section 184.108.40.206.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the CUPS server or cause the server to crash. The cupsd daemon may run with root privileges.
Administrators and users should see the systems affected portion of this document for a partial list of affected vendors. Users who compile CUPS from source should see CUPS Article #508: Common UNIX Printing System 1.3.4 for information about obtaining fixed software.
Mandriva, Inc. Affected
Red Hat, Inc. Affected
SUSE Linux Affected
EMC Corporation Not Affected
Hewlett-Packard Company Not Affected
Slackware Linux Inc. Not Affected
Sony Corporation Not Affected
Sun Microsystems, Inc. Not Affected
Apple Computer, Inc. Unknown
Conectiva Inc. Unknown
Cray Inc. Unknown
Debian GNU/Linux Unknown
Engarde Secure Linux Unknown
F5 Networks, Inc. Unknown
Fedora Project Unknown
FreeBSD, Inc. Unknown
Gentoo Linux Unknown
IBM Corporation Unknown
IBM Corporation (zseries) Unknown
IBM eServer Unknown
Immunix Communications, Inc. Unknown
Ingrian Networks, Inc. Unknown
Juniper Networks, Inc. Unknown
Microsoft Corporation Unknown
MontaVista Software, Inc. Unknown
NEC Corporation Unknown
Novell, Inc. Unknown
Openwall GNU/*/Linux Unknown
QNX, Software Systems, Inc. Unknown
Silicon Graphics, Inc. Unknown
The SCO Group Unknown
Trustix Secure Linux Unknown
Wind River Systems, Inc. Unknown
This vulnerability was published in Secunia Advisory 2007-76.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
|Date First Published:||2007-11-01|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-12-18 18:24 UTC|