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

High Nessus Plugin ID 87237

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.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2831-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87237

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2831-1.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/08

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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: 2015/12/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/12/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8327

USN: 2831-1