Package name
cups
Date
2001-02-01
Advisory ID
MDKSA-2001:020
Affected versions
7.2 i586

Problem description

A problem exists in all versions of CUPS prior to 1.1.5 with the httpGets() function. It could go into an infinite loop if a line longer than the input buffer size was sent by a client. This could be used as a DoS attack. As well, all occurances of sprintf() calls were changed to snprintf(), and all occurances of strcpy() calls were changed to strncpy() calls, both of which protect against buffer overflows. Finally, CUPS now defaults to not broadcasting the printer information anymore by default, and by default access is only allowed from the local machine.

Updated packages

7.2 i586

 3641418ba0a50b51166ccc3b95c7806a  7.2/RPMS/cups-1.1.6-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
17eec0fe113ced2a65e74bfe720fa782  7.2/RPMS/cups-common-1.1.6-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
0160994b6fa53d2b8e868a652fd48e36  7.2/RPMS/libcups1-1.1.6-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
c2e23252764028755221f48a4fe139bb  7.2/RPMS/libcups1-devel-1.1.6-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
2af433ca7a20d2d6f8a9d7098f7c2b9b  7.2/SRPMS/cups-1.1.6-2.1mdk.src.rpm