USN-2082-1: CUPS vulnerability

15 January 2014

CUPS could be made to expose sensitive information.

Releases

Packages

  • cups - Common UNIX Printing System(tm)

Details

Jann Horn discovered that the CUPS lppasswd tool incorrectly read a user
configuration file in certain configurations. A local attacker could use
this to read sensitive information from certain files, bypassing access
restrictions.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References