USN-2659-1: cups-filters vulnerabilities

06 July 2015

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

Releases

Packages

  • cups-filters - OpenPrinting CUPS Filters

Details

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
Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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