USN-3842-1: CUPS vulnerability

cups vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

CUPS could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description

  • cups – Common UNIX Printing System™

Details

Jann Horn discovered that CUPS incorrectly handled session cookie
randomness. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform
cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
cups2.2.8-5ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
cups2.2.7-1ubuntu2.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
cups2.1.3-4ubuntu0.6
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
cups1.7.2-0ubuntu1.11

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References


Source From: ubuntu.com.
Original article title: USN-3842-1: CUPS vulnerability.
This full article can be read at: USN-3842-1: CUPS vulnerability.

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