Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : cups-filters vulnerability (USN-2838-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 87462
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionAdam 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected cups-filters package.