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Ubuntu alert USN-2082-1 (cups)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [USN-2082-1] CUPS vulnerability
Date:  Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:34:05 -0500
Message-ID:  <>

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2082-1 January 15, 2014 cups vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 13.10 - Ubuntu 13.04 - Ubuntu 12.10 Summary: CUPS could be made to expose sensitive information. Software Description: - cups: Common UNIX Printing System(tm) Details: Jann Horn discovered that the CUPS lppasswd tool incorrectly read a user configuration file in certain configurations. A local attacker could use this to read sensitive information from certain files, bypassing access restrictions. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 13.10: cups-client 1.7.0~rc1-0ubuntu5.2 Ubuntu 13.04: cups-client 1.6.2-1ubuntu8 Ubuntu 12.10: cups-client 1.6.1-0ubuntu11.5 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2013-6891 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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