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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0416 -- [UNIX/Linux]
CUPS patch fixes integer overflow vulnerability
24 April 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: CUPS 1.3-current
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
CVE Names: CVE-2008-1722
CUPS, the Common Unix Printing System has released a patch fixing
an integer overflow vulnerability and denial of service
A malicious use with access to the CUPS server could execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running CUPS via a crafted png
This vulnerability is present in CUPS 1.3-current and has been fixed
in CUPS 1.4-current.
Users are advised to apply the patch listed in , or check for an
updated version for their operating system.
 CUPS str2790 Patch
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