CUPS on Mac OS X Partial IPP Request Connection Termination DoS
Local Access Required
Denial of Service
Loss of Availability
CUPS for OS X contains a flaw that may allow a local denial of service. The issue is triggered when CUPS receives a partial IPP request and a client terminates the connection. The printing service will consume all available CPU resources, and will result in loss of availability for the CUPS printing service.
Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Apple has released a patch (2005-007) to address this vulnerability.