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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55957


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


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.


Update the affected foomatic-filters package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55957

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1194-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/08/23

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:foomatic-filters, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/08/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2697, CVE-2011-2964

BID: 48674

OSVDB: 74205, 74206

USN: 1194-1