Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : cups-filters vulnerabilities (USN-2143-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Florian Weimer discovered that cups-filters incorrectly handled memory
in the urftopdf filter. An attacker could possibly use this issue to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the lp user. This issue
only affected Ubuntu 13.10. (CVE-2013-6473)

Florian Weimer discovered that cups-filters incorrectly handled memory
in the pdftoopvp filter. An attacker could possibly use this issue to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the lp user.
(CVE-2013-6474, CVE-2013-6475)

Florian Weimer discovered that cups-filters did not restrict driver
directories in in the pdftoopvp filter. An attacker could possibly use
this issue to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the lp
user. (CVE-2013-6476).

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 cups-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:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72978 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66161

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6473
CVE-2013-6474
CVE-2013-6475
CVE-2013-6476