cups vulnerability

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


CUPS could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description

  • cups - Common UNIX Printing System™


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

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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


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