USN-2532-1: cups-filters vulnerability

16 March 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

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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