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CVE-2010-2941

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2010-10-28
Bugzilla:
624438: CVE-2010-2941 cups: cupsd memory corruption vulnerability

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

ipp.c in cupsd in CUPS 1.4.4 and earlier does not properly allocate memory for attribute values with invalid string data types, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (use-after-free and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted IPP request.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2941 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 3.3
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (cups) RHSA-2010:0866 2010-11-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (cups) RHSA-2010:0811 2010-10-29

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 cups Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 cups Not affected

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Emmanuel Bouillon of NATO C3 Agency for reporting this issue.

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