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USN-1194-1: Foomatic filters vulnerabilities

22 August 2011

An attacker could send crafted input to Foomatic and cause it to run programs as the "lp" user.

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Details

It was discovered that the foomatic-rip Foomatic filter incorrectly
handled command-line options. An attacker could use this flaw to cause
Foomatic to execute arbitrary code as the "lp" user.

In the default installation, attackers would be isolated by the CUPS
AppArmor profile.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

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