Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDVSA-2012:179)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in cups :

CUPS 1.4.4, when running in certain Linux distributions such as Debian
GNU/Linux, stores the web interface administrator key in
/var/run/cups/certs/0 using certain permissions, which allows local
users in the lpadmin group to read or write arbitrary files as root by
leveraging the web interface (CVE-2012-5519).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

See also :

http://www.cups.org/str.php?L4223

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63257 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56494

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5519

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