Public Date:
891942: CVE-2012-6094 cups: 'Listen localhost:631' option not honoured correctly on IPv6-enabled systems when systemd used for CUPS socket activation

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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Find out more about CVE-2012-6094 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of cups as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 as they did not use the systemd capability for CUPS socket activation yet.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 cups Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 cups Not affected