USN-856-1: CUPS vulnerability

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http://www.ubuntu.com – Referenced CVEs:  CVE-2009-2820 Description:  =========================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-856-1 November 10, 2009 cups, cupsys vulnerability CVE-2009-2820 =========================================================== A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Ubuntu 8.10 Ubuntu 9.04 Ubuntu 9.10 This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu. The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS: cupsys 1.2.2-0ubuntu0.6.06.15 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: cupsys 1.3.7-1ubuntu3.6 Ubuntu 8.10: cups 1.3.9-2ubuntu9.3 Ubuntu 9.04: cups 1.3.9-17ubuntu3.4 Ubuntu 9.10: cups 1.4.1-5ubuntu2.1 In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: Aaron Sigel discovered that the CUPS web interface incorrectly protected against cross-site scripting (XSS) and cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks. If an authenticated user were tricked into visiting a malicious website while logged into CUPS, a remote attacker could modify the CUPS configuration and possibly steal confidential data. (Distributions)