Ubuntu 2520-1: CUPS vulnerability

    Date26 Feb 2015
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    CUPS could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2520-1
    February 26, 2015
    
    cups vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    CUPS could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially
    crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - cups: Common UNIX Printing System(tm)
    
    Details:
    
    Peter De Wachter discovered that CUPS incorrectly handled certain malformed
    compressed raster files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
    CUPS to crash, resulting in 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 14.10:
      cups                            1.7.5-3ubuntu3.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      cups                            1.7.2-0ubuntu1.5
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      cups                            1.5.3-0ubuntu8.6
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      cups                            1.4.3-1ubuntu1.14
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2520-1
      CVE-2014-9679
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/1.7.5-3ubuntu3.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/1.7.2-0ubuntu1.5
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/1.5.3-0ubuntu8.6
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/1.4.3-1ubuntu1.14
    
    
    
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