Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : cupsys vulnerability (USN-539-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 28146
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAlin Rad Pop discovered that CUPS did not correctly validate buffer lengths when processing IPP tags. Remote attackers successfully exploiting this vulnerability would gain access to the non-root CUPS user in Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 6.10, and 7.04. In Ubuntu 7.10, attackers would be isolated by the AppArmor CUPS profile.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.