Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : cups-filters vulnerability (USN-2210-1)

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 :

Sebastian Krahmer discovered that cups-browsed incorrectly filtered
remote printer names and strings. A remote attacker could use this
issue to possibly execute arbitrary commands. (CVE-2014-2707)

Johannes Meixner discovered that cups-browsed ignored invalid
BrowseAllow directives. This could cause it to accept browse packets
from all hosts, contrary to intended configuration.

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-browsed package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73941 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66624

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2707

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