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USN-2172-1: CUPS vulnerability

24 April 2014

CUPS could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.



  • cups - Common UNIX Printing System(tm)


Alex Korobkin discovered that the CUPS web interface incorrectly protected
against cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. If an authenticated user were
tricked into visiting a malicious website while logged into CUPS, a remote
attacker could modify the CUPS configuration and possibly steal
confidential data.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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