Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : foomatic-filters vulnerabilities (USN-1194-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that the foomatic-rip Foomatic filter incorrectly
handled command-line options. An attacker could use this flaw to cause
Foomatic to execute arbitrary code as the 'lp' user.

In the default installation, attackers would be isolated by the CUPS
AppArmor profile.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected foomatic-filters package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55957 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48674

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2697
CVE-2011-2964