USN-2725-1: cups-filters vulnerability

27 August 2015

cups-filters vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 15.04


cups-filters would allow unintended access to printers over the network.

Software Description

  • cups-filters - OpenPrinting CUPS Filters


Seth Arnold discovered that ippusbxd in the cups-filters package would incorrectly listen to all configured network interfaces. A remote attacker could use this issue to possibly access locally-connected printers.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.04
cups-filters-ippusbxd - 1.0.67-0ubuntu2.4

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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