Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : cups-filters vulnerability (USN-2838-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 87462


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


Adam Chester 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.


Update the affected cups-filters package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87462

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2838-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/17

Modified: 2016/12/01

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


Base Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

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: 2015/12/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8560

OSVDB: 131675

USN: 2838-1