CUPS: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201207-10

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in CUPS, some of which may allow execution of arbitrary code or local privilege escalation.

Affected packages

net-print/cups on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.4.8-r1
Unaffected versions >= 1.4.8-r1


CUPS, the Common Unix Printing System, is a full-featured print server.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in CUPS. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code using specially crafted streams, IPP requests or files, or cause a Denial of Service (daemon crash or hang). A local attacker may be able to gain escalated privileges or overwrite arbitrary files. Furthermore, a remote attacker may be able to obtain sensitive information from the CUPS process or hijack a CUPS administrator authentication request.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-print/cups-1.4.8-r1"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since September 03, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.


Release date
July 09, 2012

Latest revision
July 09, 2012: 1


local, remote

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