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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-0596

Memory leak in CUPS before 1.1.22, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and daemon crash) via a large number of requests to add and remove shared printers.
Publish Date : 2008-02-25 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P 2008-02-22 2008-02-25
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-0596 unix
Memory leak in CUPS before 1.1.22, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (me... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10857 unix
RHSA-2008:0153: cups security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080153 unix
RHSA-2008:0161: cups security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080161 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-0596

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Easy Software Products Cups 1.1.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Easy Software Products Cups 1.1.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Easy Software Products Cups 2

- References For CVE-2008-0596 CONFIRM
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:012
XF cups-ippbrowse-memoryleak-dos(40842)
SECTRACK 1019497
BUGTRAQ 20080229 rPSA-2008-0091-1 cups
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0161
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0153
BID 27988 CUPS Multiple Remote Denial of Service Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-06-16

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-0596

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