Amazon Linux AMI : cups (ALAS-2013-170)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

It was discovered that CUPS administrative users (members of the
SystemGroups groups) who are permitted to perform CUPS configuration
changes via the CUPS web interface could manipulate the CUPS
configuration to gain unintended privileges. Such users could read or
write arbitrary files with the privileges of the CUPS daemon, possibly
allowing them to run arbitrary code with root privileges.

After installing this update, the ability to change certain CUPS
configuration directives remotely will be disabled by default. The
newly introduced ConfigurationChangeRestriction directive can be used
to enable the changing of the restricted directives remotely.

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update cups' to update your system.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69729 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5519