Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 : cupsys vulnerability (USN-606-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Thomas Pollet discovered that CUPS did not properly validate the size
of PNG images. A local attacker, and a remote attacker if printer
sharing is enabled, could send a crafted file and cause a denial of
service or possibly execute arbitrary code as the non-root user in
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and 7.04. In Ubuntu 7.10, attackers would be isolated
by the AppArmor CUPS profile. (CVE-2008-1722).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32186 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1722