Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : cups vulnerabilities (USN-2144-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Florian Weimer discovered that the pdftoopvp filter bundled in the
CUPS package incorrectly handled memory. An attacker could possibly
use this issue to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the lp
user. (CVE-2013-6474, CVE-2013-6475)

Florian Weimer discovered that the pdftoopvp filter bundled in the
CUPS package did not restrict driver directories. An attacker could
possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code with the privileges
of the lp user. (CVE-2013-6476).

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 cups package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72979 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6474
CVE-2013-6475
CVE-2013-6476