Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2237-1 cups -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
07 Jun 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-8842, CVE-2020-3898.
More information:

The following CVE(s) were reported against src:cups.

  • CVE-2019-8842

    The `ippReadIO` function may under-read an extension field.

  • CVE-2020-3898

    There was a heap based buffer overflow in libcups's ppdFindOption() in ppd-mark.c. The `ppdOpen` function did not handle invalid UI constraint. `ppdcSource::get_resolution` function did not handle invalid resolution strings.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.5-11+deb8u8.

We recommend that you upgrade your cups packages.

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