Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : foomatic-filters vulnerability (USN-2831-2)
High Nessus Plugin ID 87238
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionMichal Kowalczyk discovered that the foomatic-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.
SolutionUpdate the affected foomatic-filters package.