USN-2629-1: CUPS vulnerabilities

10 June 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™


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

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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