USN-2082-1: CUPS vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2082-1

15th January, 2014

cups vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10


CUPS could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software description

  • cups - Common UNIX Printing System(tm)


Jann Horn discovered that the CUPS lppasswd tool incorrectly read a user
configuration file in certain configurations. A local attacker could use
this to read sensitive information from certain files, bypassing access

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10:
cups-client 1.7.0~rc1-0ubuntu5.2
Ubuntu 13.04:
cups-client 1.6.2-1ubuntu8
Ubuntu 12.10:
cups-client 1.6.1-0ubuntu11.5

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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