USN-2144-1: CUPS vulnerabilities

12 March 2014

CUPS could be made to run programs as the lp user if it processed a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • cups - Common UNIX Printing System(tm)

Details

Florian Weimer discovered that the pdftoopvp filter bundled in the CUPS
package incorrectly handled memory. An attacker could possibly use this
issue to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the lp user.
(CVE-2013-6474, CVE-2013-6475)

Florian Weimer discovered that the pdftoopvp filter bundled in the CUPS
package did not restrict driver directories. An attacker could possibly use
this issue to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the lp user.
(CVE-2013-6476)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04

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

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