Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : cupsys vulnerabilities (USN-563-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 29919
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionWei Wang discovered that the SNMP discovery backend did not correctly calculate the length of strings. If a user were tricked into scanning for printers, a remote attacker could send a specially crafted packet and possibly execute arbitrary code.
Elias Pipping discovered that temporary files were not handled safely in certain situations when converting PDF to PS. A local attacker could cause a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.