USN-4105-1: CUPS vulnerabilities

20 August 2019

cups vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in CUPS.

Software Description

  • cups - Common UNIX Printing System™


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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
cups - 2.2.10-4ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
cups - 2.2.7-1ubuntu2.7
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
cups - 2.1.3-4ubuntu0.10

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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