[USN-2532-1] cups-filters vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Mar 16 14:44:11 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2532-1
March 16, 2015

cups-filters vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


cups-filters could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted
network traffic.

Software Description:
- cups-filters: OpenPrinting CUPS Filters


It was discovered that cups-browsed incorrectly filtered remote printer
names and strings. A remote attacker could use this issue to possibly
execute arbitrary commands.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.10:
  cups-browsed                    1.0.61-0ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  cups-browsed                    1.0.52-0ubuntu1.4

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


Package Information:

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