Ubuntu: 2210-1: cups-filters vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Several security issues were fixed in cups-filters.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2210-1
May 08, 2014

cups-filters vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in cups-filters.

Software Description:
- cups-filters: OpenPrinting CUPS Filters

Details:

Sebastian Krahmer discovered that cups-browsed incorrectly filtered remote
printer names and strings. A remote attacker could use this issue to
possibly execute arbitrary commands. (CVE-2014-2707)

Johannes Meixner discovered that cups-browsed ignored invalid BrowseAllow
directives. This could cause it to accept browse packets from all hosts,
contrary to intended configuration.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  cups-browsed                    1.0.52-0ubuntu1.1

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2210-1
  CVE-2014-2707

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups-filters/1.0.52-0ubuntu1.1