[USN-2629-1] CUPS vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Jun 10 13:07:40 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2629-1
June 10, 2015

cups vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 15.04
- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in CUPS.

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


It 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)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 15.04:
  cups                            2.0.2-1ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 14.10:
  cups                            1.7.5-3ubuntu3.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  cups                            1.7.2-0ubuntu1.6

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  cups                            1.5.3-0ubuntu8.7

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

  CVE-2015-1158, CVE-2015-1159

Package Information:

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