Ubuntu 1207-1: CUPS vulnerabilities

    Date14 Sep 2011
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    An attacker could send crafted print jobs to CUPS and cause it to crash or run programs.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1207-1
    September 14, 2011
    cups, cupsys vulnerabilities
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 11.04
    - Ubuntu 10.10
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
    An attacker could send crafted print jobs to CUPS and cause it to crash or
    run programs.
    Software Description:
    - cups: Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - server
    - cupsys: Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - server
    Tomas Hoger discovered that the CUPS image library incorrectly handled LZW
    streams. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service
    or possibly execute arbitrary code.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 11.04:
      libcupsimage2                   1.4.6-5ubuntu1.4
    Ubuntu 10.10:
      libcupsimage2                   1.4.4-6ubuntu2.4
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      libcupsimage2                   1.4.3-1ubuntu1.5
    Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
      libcupsimage2                   1.3.7-1ubuntu3.13
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
      CVE-2011-2896, CVE-2011-3170
    Package Information:
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