Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : foomatic-filters vulnerability (USN-2831-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 87238


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


Michal 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.


Update the affected foomatic-filters package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87238

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2831-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/08

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:foomatic-filters, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-: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: 2015/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8327

OSVDB: 129828

USN: 2831-2