SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that CUPS incorrectly handled certain print jobs with invalid usernames. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause CUPS to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-18248)
Dan Bastone discovered that the CUPS dnssd backend incorrectly handled certain environment variables. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges. (CVE-2018-4180)
Eric Rafaloff and John Dunlap discovered that CUPS incorrectly handled certain include directives. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to read arbitrary files. (CVE-2018-4181)
Dan Bastone discovered that the CUPS AppArmor profile incorrectly confined the dnssd backend. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escape confinement. (CVE-2018-6553).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected cups package.