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1561296: CVE-2017-18248 cups: Invalid usernames handled in scheduler/ipp.c:add_job() allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The add_job function in scheduler/ipp.c in CUPS before 2.2.6, when D-Bus support is enabled, can be crashed by remote attackers by sending print jobs with an invalid username, related to a D-Bus notification.

Find out more about CVE-2017-18248 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 5.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 cups Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 cups Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 cups Not affected

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