Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : cups, cupsys vulnerability (USN-1012-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Emmanuel Bouillon discovered that CUPS did not properly handle certain
Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) packets. A remote attacker could use
this flaw to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary
code. In the default installation in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and later,
attackers would be isolated by the CUPS AppArmor profile.

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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.9
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50490 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44530

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2941