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USN-6392-1: libppd vulnerability

20 September 2023

libppd could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Releases

Packages

  • libppd - OpenPrinting libppd

Details

It was discovered that libppd incorrectly parsed certain Postscript
objects. If a user or automated system were tricked into printing a
specially crafted document, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause
libppd to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 23.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-6391-1: cups-server-common, cups-ppdc, cups-common, cups-daemon, libcupsimage2-dev, cups-bsd, cups-ipp-utils, libcups2-dev, libcupsimage2, cups-client, cups-core-drivers, cups, libcups2
  • USN-6391-2: cups-ppdc, cups-daemon, cups-ipp-utils, libcupsmime1, libcupsimage2, cups-core-drivers, libcups2, cups-common, libcupsmime1-dev, libcups2-dev, libcupscgi1, libcupscgi1-dev, cups-client, libcupsppdc1-dev, cups-server-common, libcupsimage2-dev, cups-bsd, libcupsppdc1, cups