Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : cups-filters vulnerabilities (USN-2659-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 84564
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionPetr Sklenar discovered that the cups-filters texttopdf filter incorrectly handled line sizes. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code as the lp user. (CVE-2015-3258, CVE-2015-3279).
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SolutionUpdate the affected cups-filters package.