Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : cups vulnerabilities (USN-2629-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 84117
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that CUPS incorrectly handled reference counting when handling localized strings. A remote attacker could use this issue to escalate permissions, upload a replacement CUPS configuration file, and execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-1158)
It was discovered that the CUPS templating engine contained a cross-site scripting issue. A remote attacker could use this issue to bypass default configuration settings. (CVE-2015-1159).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected cups package.