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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28146 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4351