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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3842-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3842-1
Posted Dec 11, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3842-1 - Jann Horn discovered that CUPS incorrectly handled session cookie randomness. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform cross-site request forgery attacks.

tags | advisory, remote, csrf
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-4700
MD5 | 9e5a7e5f15e1d452a62f535a54787f22

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3842-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3842-1
December 10, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

CUPS could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description:
- cups: Common UNIX Printing System(tm)

Details:

Jann Horn discovered that CUPS incorrectly handled session cookie
randomness. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform
cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.10:
cups 2.2.8-5ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
cups 2.2.7-1ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
cups 2.1.3-4ubuntu0.6

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
cups 1.7.2-0ubuntu1.11

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3842-1
CVE-2018-4700

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/2.2.8-5ubuntu1.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/2.2.7-1ubuntu2.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/2.1.3-4ubuntu0.6
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/1.7.2-0ubuntu1.11

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