USN-2144-1: CUPS vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2144-1

12th March, 2014

cups vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

CUPS could be made to run programs as the lp user if it processed a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • cups - Common UNIX Printing System(tm)

Details

Florian Weimer discovered that the pdftoopvp filter bundled in the CUPS
package incorrectly handled memory. An attacker could possibly use this
issue to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the lp user.
(CVE-2013-6474, CVE-2013-6475)

Florian Weimer discovered that the pdftoopvp filter bundled in the CUPS
package did not restrict driver directories. An attacker could possibly use
this issue to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the lp user.
(CVE-2013-6476)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
cups 1.4.3-1ubuntu1.10

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2013-6474, CVE-2013-6475, CVE-2013-6476