Debian Security Advisory

DLA-371-1 foomatic-filters -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
18 Dec 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 807993.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-8560.
More information:

Adam Chester discovered that there was an injection vulnerability in foomatic-filters which is used by printer spoolers to convert incoming PostScript data into the printer's native format. This could lead to the execution of arbitrary commands.

The patch applied in DLA 365-1 prevented usage of (unescaped) backticks and this update complements the previous update by doing the same for semi-colons.

For Debian 6 Squeeze, this issue has been fixed in foomatic-filters version 4.0.5-6+squeeze2+deb6u12.

(Thanks to Yann Soubeyrand who prepared the updated Debian package)