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|Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200703-28 ] CUPS: Denial of Service
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: CUPS: Denial of Service (GLSA 200703-28)
Date: March 31, 2007
CUPS incorrectly handles partially-negotiated SSL connections allowing for
a Denial of Service.
CUPS provides a portable printing layer for UNIX-based operating
Vulnerable: < 1.2.9
Unaffected: >= 1.2.9
Architectures: All supported architectures
CUPS does not properly handle partially-negotiated SSL connections.
Upon receiving a partially-negotiated SSL connection, CUPS no longer
accepts further incoming connections, as the initial connection never
An attacker could partially negotiate an SSL connection with a CUPS
server, and cause future connections to that server to fail, resulting
in a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-print/cups-1.2.9"
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