Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : cups, cupsys vulnerability (USN-760-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that CUPS did not properly check the height of TIFF
images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
crafted TIFF image file, a remote attacker could cause a denial of
service or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. In
Ubuntu 7.10, 8.04 LTS, and 8.10, attackers would be isolated by the
AppArmor CUPS profile.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37978 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0163