Debian Security Advisory DSA 3283-1 (cups - security update)

Published: 2015-06-08 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
cups on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.5.3-5+deb7u6. For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.5-11+deb8u1. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.5-12. We recommend that you upgrade your cups Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
It was discovered that CUPS, the Common UNIX Printing System, is vulnerable to a remotely triggerable privilege escalation via cross-site scripting and bad print job submission used to replace cupsd.conf on the CUPS server.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-1158
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-1159

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3283.html

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0

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