Ubuntu Update for cups USN-4105-1

Published: 2019-08-21 02:00:52
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'cups' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the USN-4105-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
Stephan Zeisberg discovered that the CUPS SNMP backend incorrectly handled encoded ASN.1 inputs. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause CUPS to crash by providing specially crafted network traffic. (CVE-2019-8696, CVE-2019-8675) It was discovered that CUPS did not properly handle client disconnection events. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or disclose memory from the CUPS server.

Affected Versions:
'cups' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Ubuntu 19.04, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Package(s).

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-8696
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-8675

References:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2019-August/005078.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0

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