USN-3713-1: CUPS vulnerabilities

11 July 2018

Several security issues were fixed in CUPS.

Releases

Packages

  • cups - Common UNIX Printing System(tm)

Details

It was discovered that CUPS incorrectly handled certain print jobs with
invalid usernames. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
CUPS to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-18248)

Dan Bastone discovered that the CUPS dnssd backend incorrectly handled
certain environment variables. A local attacker could possibly use this
issue to escalate privileges. (CVE-2018-4180)

Eric Rafaloff and John Dunlap discovered that CUPS incorrectly handled
certain include directives. A local attacker could possibly use this issue
to read arbitrary files. (CVE-2018-4181)

Dan Bastone discovered that the CUPS AppArmor profile incorrectly confined
the dnssd backend. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escape
confinement. (CVE-2018-6553)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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