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 &ldquo
dangerous&rdquo
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 :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201404-01.xml

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