Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 : system-config-printer vulnerability (USN-1265-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Marc Deslauriers discovered that system-config-printer's cupshelpers
scripts used by the Ubuntu automatic printer driver download service
queried the OpenPrinting database using an insecure connection. If a
remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this
flaw could be exploited to install altered packages and repositories.

Solution :

Update the affected python-cupshelpers package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56868 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4405