Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 : cupsys vulnerability (USN-606-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32186
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThomas Pollet discovered that CUPS did not properly validate the size of PNG images. A local attacker, and a remote attacker if printer sharing is enabled, could send a crafted file and cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code as the non-root user in Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and 7.04. In Ubuntu 7.10, attackers would be isolated by the AppArmor CUPS profile. (CVE-2008-1722).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.