GLSA-201404-01 : CUPS: Arbitrary file read/write

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201404-01
(CUPS: Arbitrary file read/write)

Members of the lpadmin group have admin access to the web interface,
where they can
edit the config file and set some “dangerous” directives (like the
logfilenames), which enable them to read or write files as the user
running
the CUPS webserver.

Impact :

A local attacker could possibly exploit this vulnerability to read or
write files as the user running the CUPS webserver.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201404-01

Solution :

All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-print/cups-1.6.2-r5'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73390 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56494

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5519

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