Amazon Linux AMI : cups Arbitrary Code Execution (ALAS-2013-170)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

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.

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update cups' to update your system.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69729 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5519