Ubuntu 15.04 : cups-filters vulnerability (USN-2725-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85684


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


Seth Arnold discovered that ippusbxd in the cups-filters package would incorrectly listen to all configured network interfaces. A remote attacker could use this issue to possibly access locally-connected printers.

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 cups-filters-ippusbxd package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85684

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2725-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/28

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups-filters-ippusbxd, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6520

OSVDB: 126047

USN: 2725-1