VDB-8187 · L689 · OSVDB 92074

Apple CUPS 1.6.1 scheduler/job.c set_time denial of service

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A vulnerability was found in Apple CUPS 1.6.1 (Printing Software). It has been classified as critical. This affects the function set_time of the file scheduler/job.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-404. The program does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The weakness was disclosed 12/05/2012 by ipopelka as L689 as not defined changelog entry (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at cups.org. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

Upgrading to version 1.6.2 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at cups.org. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version. A possible mitigation has been published 4 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: CUPS 1.6.2
Patch: cups.org


12/05/2012 🔍
03/18/2013 +103 days 🔍
04/09/2013 +22 days 🔍
05/05/2018 +1852 days 🔍


Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: L689
Researcher: ipopelka
Status: Not defined
OSVDB: 92074

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Created: 04/09/2013 11:37 AM
Updated: 05/05/2018 06:00 PM
Changes: 04/09/2013 11:37 AM (49), 05/05/2018 06:00 PM (2)
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Committer: olku


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