CVE-2014-8166

Published: 12 January 2018

The browsing feature in the server in CUPS does not filter ANSI escape sequences from shared printer names, which might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted printer name.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 8.8

Status

Package Release Status
cups
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(code not present)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(code not present)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [code not present])
Patches:
Redhat: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=916761

Notes

AuthorNote
sbeattie
printer names with ANSI escape sequences were allowed, can
cause issues when doing lpstat -a in a terminal
requires malicious adding of printers
mdeslaur
this code was removed in cups 1.6

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Bugs