[USN-2659-1] cups-filters vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Jul 6 12:52:08 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2659-1
July 06, 2015

cups-filters vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 15.04
- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


cups-filters could be made to crash or run programs as the lp user if it
processed a specially crafted print job.

Software Description:
- cups-filters: OpenPrinting CUPS Filters


Petr Sklenar discovered that the cups-filters texttopdf filter incorrectly
handled line sizes. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code as the lp user.
(CVE-2015-3258, CVE-2015-3279)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 15.04:
  cups-filters                    1.0.67-0ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 14.10:
  cups-filters                    1.0.61-0ubuntu2.3

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  cups-filters                    1.0.52-0ubuntu1.5

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  cups-filters                    1.0.18-0ubuntu0.4

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

  CVE-2015-3258, CVE-2015-3279

Package Information:

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