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Bug 248756 (CVE-2008-5183) - net-print/cups<1.3.8 DOS (CVE-2008-{5183,5184})
Summary: net-print/cups<1.3.8 DOS (CVE-2008-{5183,5184})
Alias: CVE-2008-5183
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B2 [glsa]
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-11-25 09:19 UTC by Stefan Behte (RETIRED)
Modified: 2009-04-19 16:18 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Stefan Behte (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2008-11-25 09:19:29 UTC
CVE-2008-5183 (
  cupsd in CUPS before 1.3.8 allows local users, and possibly remote
  attackers, to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) by adding a
  large number of RSS Subscriptions, which triggers a NULL pointer
  dereference.  NOTE: this issue can be triggered remotely by
  leveraging CVE-2008-5184.
Comment 1 Stefan Behte (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2008-11-25 09:22:22 UTC
Name:      CVE-2008-5184
Published: 2008-11-20
Severity:  High

The web interface (cgi-bin/admin.c) in CUPS before 1.3.8 uses the guest
username when a user is not logged on to the web server, which makes it
easier for remote attackers to bypass intended policy and conduct CSRF
attacks via the (1) add and (2) cancel RSS subscription functions.

Also see:
Comment 2 Timo Gurr (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-11-25 11:23:51 UTC
I'm going to completely remove all net-print/cups<1.3.8 from the tree now that all arches have stabilized CUPS 1.3(.8). Regarding this bug, CUPS 1.2.x possibly isn't affected by this since it didn't have a RSS option back then.
Comment 3 Timo Gurr (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-12-04 21:49:14 UTC
Everything which is net-print/cups<1.3.8 is now gone, net-print/cups-1.3.8-r2 is stable on all arches and I guess net-print/cups-1.3.9-r1 is going to be stabilized due to security bug #249727.
Comment 4 Pierre-Yves Rofes (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-04-19 16:18:07 UTC
This has been covered with GLSA 200812-11, closing.