Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : cups vulnerability (USN-3577-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106929
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJann Horn discovered that CUPS permitted HTTP requests with the Host header set to 'localhost.localdomain' from the loopback interface. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in their web browser, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information or control printers, via a DNS rebinding attack.
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SolutionUpdate the affected cups package.