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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-3553

Use-after-free vulnerability in the abstract file-descriptor handling interface in the cupsdDoSelect function in scheduler/select.c in the scheduler in cupsd in CUPS 1.3.7 and 1.3.10 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash or hang) via a client disconnection during listing of a large number of print jobs, related to improperly maintaining a reference count. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
Publish Date : 2009-11-20 Last Update Date : 2017-09-19
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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:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P 2009-06-05 2009-05-15
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-3553 unix
DSA-2176-1 cups -- several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12954 unix
ELSA-2009:1595: cups security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22727 unix
RHSA-2009:1595: cups security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091595 unix
Use-after-free vulnerability in the abstract file-descriptor handling interface in the cupsdDoSelect function in schedul... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11183 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-2009-3553

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apple Cups 1.3.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apple Cups 1.3.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apple Cups 2

- References For CVE-2009-3553
VUPEN ADV-2010-0173
APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-01-19-1
BID 37048 CUPS File Descriptors Handling Remote Denial Of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2012-07-10
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1595
VUPEN ADV-2011-0535
GENTOO GLSA-201207-10
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11183

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-3553

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