Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : cups-filters vulnerability (USN-2831-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Michal Kowalczyk discovered that the cups-filters foomatic-rip filter
incorrectly stripped shell escape characters. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code as the lp user.

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87237 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8327

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