Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : cups vulnerability (USN-2520-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81573
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionPeter De Wachter discovered that CUPS incorrectly handled certain malformed compressed raster files. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause CUPS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected cups package.