Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : cups, cupsys vulnerability (USN-1012-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 50490
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionEmmanuel Bouillon discovered that CUPS did not properly handle certain Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. In the default installation in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and later, attackers would be isolated by the CUPS AppArmor profile.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.