Ubuntu: 2144-1: CUPS vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu CUPS could be made to run programs as the lp user if it processed aspecially crafted file.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2144-1
March 12, 2014

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

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

CUPS could be made to run programs as the lp user if it processed a
specially crafted file.

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

Details:

Florian Weimer discovered that the pdftoopvp filter bundled in the CUPS
package incorrectly handled memory. An attacker could possibly use this
issue to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the lp user.
(CVE-2013-6474, CVE-2013-6475)

Florian Weimer discovered that the pdftoopvp filter bundled in the CUPS
package did not restrict driver directories. An attacker could possibly use
this issue to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the lp user.
(CVE-2013-6476)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  cups                            1.4.3-1ubuntu1.10

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2144-1
  CVE-2013-6474, CVE-2013-6475, CVE-2013-6476

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/1.4.3-1ubuntu1.10