Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : cups vulnerabilities (USN-2629-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that CUPS incorrectly handled reference counting
when handling localized strings. A remote attacker could use this
issue to escalate permissions, upload a replacement CUPS configuration
file, and execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-1158)

It was discovered that the CUPS templating engine contained a
cross-site scripting issue. A remote attacker could use this issue to
bypass default configuration settings. (CVE-2015-1159).

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 :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84117 ()

Bugtraq ID: 75098

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1158

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