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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-4351

Original release date: 10/31/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Off-by-one error in the ippReadIO function in cups/ipp.c in CUPS 1.3.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted (1) textWithLanguage or (2) nameWithLanguage Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) tag, leading to a stack-based buffer overflow.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (11/09/2007)
Vulnerable. This issue affected the CUPS packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This issue also affected the versions of CUPS packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4, but exploitation would only lead to a possible denial of service. Updates are available from https://rhn.redhat.com/cve/CVE-2007-4351.html

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=361661
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:1022
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2007-12-17
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1934
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2007:058
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:204
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA07-352A
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#446897
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-4238
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:1020
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.cups.org/str.php?L2561
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-476.htm
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-539-1
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2007-305-01
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:1023
External Source: BID
Name: 26268
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-2715
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200711-16
External Source: CISCO
Name: 20080625 Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) Vulnerability
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1875
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3681
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10604
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307179
External Source: XF
Name: cups-ippreadio-bo(38190)
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1407
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018879

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10604
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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cpe:/a:cups:cups:1.3.3 and previous versions

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