Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1936-1 cups -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
28 Sep 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-4300.
More information:

An issue has been found in cups, the Common UNIX Printing System(tm).

While generating a session cookie for the CUPS web interface, a predictable random number seed was used. This could lead to unauthorized scripted access to the enabled web interface.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.7.5-11+deb8u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your cups packages.

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