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CVE-2007-4351 Detail


Off-by-one error in the ippReadIO function in cups/ipp.c in CUPS 1.3.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted (1) textWithLanguage or (2) nameWithLanguage Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) tag, leading to a stack-based buffer overflow.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/31/2007

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
10.0 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (11/09/2007)

Vulnerable. This issue affected the CUPS packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This issue also affected the versions of CUPS packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4, but exploitation would only lead to a possible denial of service. Updates are available from

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2007-12-17 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200711-16 External Source SLACKWARE SSA:2007-305-01 External Source CONFIRM External Source CISCO 20080625 Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) Vulnerability External Source CONFIRM External Source DEBIAN DSA-1407 US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#446897 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:204 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:058 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:1020 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:1022 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:1023 External Source BID 26268 External Source SECTRACK 1018879 External Source UBUNTU USN-539-1 US Government Resource External Source CERT TA07-352A External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3681 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-4238 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1934 External Source CONFIRM External Source XF cups-ippreadio-bo(38190) External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10604 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-2715

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
cpe:2.3:a:cups:cups:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 1.3.3

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