Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
It was discovered that the CUPS scheduler did not properly handle
certain network operations. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw
and cause the CUPS server to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10.
Ronald Volgers discovered that the CUPS lppasswd tool could be made to
load localized message strings from arbitrary files by setting an
environment variable. A local attacker could exploit this with a
format-string vulnerability leading to a root privilege escalation.
The default compiler options for Ubuntu 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10 should
reduce this vulnerability to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-0393).
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
Public Exploit Available : true