USN-2629-1: CUPS vulnerabilities

10 June 2015

Several security issues were fixed in CUPS.



  • cups - Common UNIX Printing System(tm)


It was discovered that CUPS incorrectly handled reference counting when
handling localized strings. A remote attacker could use this issue to
escalate permissions, upload a replacement CUPS configuration file, and
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-1158)

It was discovered that the CUPS templating engine contained a cross-site
scripting issue. A remote attacker could use this issue to bypass default
configuration settings. (CVE-2015-1159)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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