Ubuntu 4.10 : cupsys vulnerability (USN-185-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

A flaw was detected in the printer access control list checking in the
CUPS server. Printer names were compared in a case sensitive manner

by modifying the capitalization of printer names, a remote attacker
could circumvent ACLs and print to printers he should not have access

The Ubuntu 5.04 version of cupsys is not vulnerable against this.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20596 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-2154