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CVE-2007-5849 Detail

Current Description

Integer underflow in the asn1_get_string function in the SNMP back end (backend/snmp.c) for CUPS 1.2 through 1.3.4 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted SNMP response that triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/19/2007      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.3 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:M/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:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/02/2008)

Not vulnerable. This flaw does not affect the version of CUPS shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 4. After a detailed analysis of this flaw, it has been determined it does not pose a security threat on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. For more details regarding this analysis, please see:

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2007-12-17 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:002 External Source CONFIRM External Source DEBIAN DSA-1437 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200712-14 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:036 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:002 External Source BID 26910 External Source BID 26917 External Source UBUNTU USN-563-1 US Government Resource External Source CERT TA07-352A Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-4238 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-4242 External Source XF macos-snmp-bo(39097) External Source XF cups-asn1getstring-bo(39101) External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-0322

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