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A cups-filters vulnerability security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS.

[USN-6083-2] cups-filters vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6083-2
June 19, 2023

cups-filters vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)


cups-filters could be made to crash or run programs if it received
specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description:
- cups-filters: OpenPrinting CUPS Filters


USN-6083-1 fixed a vulnerability in cups-filters. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that cups-filters incorrectly handled the beh CUPS
backend. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the
backend to stop responding or to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
cups-filters 1.8.3-2ubuntu3.5+esm1

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