Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
It was discovered that the SGI image filter in CUPS did not perform
proper bounds checking. If a user or automated system were tricked
into opening a crafted SGI image, an attacker could cause a denial of
It was discovered that the texttops filter in CUPS did not properly
validate page metrics. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a crafted text file, an attacker could cause a denial of
It was discovered that the HP-GL filter in CUPS did not properly check
for invalid pen parameters. If a user or automated system were tricked
into opening a crafted HP-GL or HP-GL/2 file, a remote attacker could
cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with user
privileges. In Ubuntu 7.10 and 8.04 LTS, attackers would be isolated
by the AppArmor CUPS profile. (CVE-2008-3641)
NOTE: The previous update for CUPS on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS did not have the
the fix for CVE-2008-1722 applied. This update includes fixes for the
problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Public Exploit Available : true