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; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-2176-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote, user-initiated)
Debian Bugs506180
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
cups (PTS)squeeze1.4.4-7+squeeze5fixed
squeeze (security)1.4.4-7+squeeze4fixed
squeeze (lts)1.4.4-7+squeeze7fixed
wheezy1.5.3-5+deb7u4fixed
wheezy (security)1.5.3-5+deb7u5fixed
jessie, sid1.7.5-11fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
cupssource(unstable)1.3.9-13low506180
cupssourcelenny1.3.8-1+lenny9mediumDSA-2176-1
cupsyssourceetch(not affected)

Notes

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

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