Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : cups, cupsys vulnerabilities (USN-1207-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56206
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionTomas Hoger discovered that the CUPS image library incorrectly handled LZW streams. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libcupsimage2 package.