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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6083-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6083-2
Posted Jun 19, 2023
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 6083-2 - USN-6083-1 fixed a vulnerability in cups-filters. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It was discovered that cups-filters incorrectly handled the beh CUPS backend. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the backend to stop responding or to execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2023-24805
SHA-256 | decceef457557adefac9c1f13424abd0b5b135ee95bf421d4386ad76aa1ef601

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6083-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6083-2
June 19, 2023

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)

Summary:

cups-filters could be made to crash or run programs if it received
specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description:
- cups-filters: OpenPrinting CUPS Filters

Details:

USN-6083-1 fixed a vulnerability in cups-filters. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that cups-filters incorrectly handled the beh CUPS
backend. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the
backend to stop responding or to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
cups-filters 1.8.3-2ubuntu3.5+esm1

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

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6083-2
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6083-1
CVE-2023-24805

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