Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : cupsys vulnerability (USN-539-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Alin Rad Pop discovered that CUPS did not correctly validate buffer
lengths when processing IPP tags. Remote attackers successfully
exploiting this vulnerability would gain access to the non-root CUPS
user in Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 6.10, and 7.04. In Ubuntu 7.10, attackers
would be isolated by the AppArmor CUPS profile.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28146 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4351