[USN-2172-1] CUPS vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2014-05-04T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2172-1 April 24, 2014

cups vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


CUPS could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software Description: - cups: Common UNIX Printing System(tm)


Alex Korobkin discovered that the CUPS web interface incorrectly protected against cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. If an authenticated user were tricked into visiting a malicious website while logged into CUPS, a remote attacker could modify the CUPS configuration and possibly steal confidential data.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 13.10: cups 1.7.0~rc1-0ubuntu5.3

Ubuntu 12.10: cups 1.6.1-0ubuntu11.6

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: cups 1.5.3-0ubuntu8.2

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: cups 1.4.3-1ubuntu1.11

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2172-1 CVE-2014-2856

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/1.7.0~rc1-0ubuntu5.3 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/1.6.1-0ubuntu11.6 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/1.5.3-0ubuntu8.2 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/1.4.3-1ubuntu1.11

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