CVE-2008-5183

NameCVE-2008-5183
Descriptioncupsd in CUPS 1.3.9 and earlier allows local users, and possibly remote attackers, to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) by adding a large number of RSS Subscriptions, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference. NOTE: this issue can be triggered remotely by leveraging CVE-2008-5184.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2176-1
Debian Bugs506180

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
cups (PTS)buster, buster (security)2.2.10-6+deb10u6fixed
bullseye, bullseye (security)2.3.3op2-3+deb11u2fixed
bookworm, sid2.4.2-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
cupssourcelenny1.3.8-1+lenny9DSA-2176-1
cupssource(unstable)1.3.9-13low506180
cupsyssourceetch(not affected)

Notes

[lenny] - cups <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[etch] - cupsys <not-affected> (RSS subscription code not yet present)

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