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USN-2520-1: CUPS vulnerability

26 February 2015

CUPS could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially crafted file.



  • cups - Common UNIX Printing System(tm)


Peter De Wachter discovered that CUPS incorrectly handled certain malformed
compressed raster files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
CUPS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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