USN-2839-1: CUPS update

16 December 2015

cups update

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

A security improvement has been made to CUPS.

Software Description

  • cups - Common UNIX Printing System™

Details

As a security improvement against the POODLE attack, this update disables SSLv3 support in the CUPS web interface.

For legacy environments where SSLv3 support is still required, it can be re-enabled by adding “SSLOptions AllowSSL3” to /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
cups - 1.7.2-0ubuntu1.7

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.

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