Ubuntu 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : cups vulnerability (USN-2082-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Jann Horn discovered that the CUPS lppasswd tool incorrectly read a
user configuration file in certain configurations. A local attacker
could use this to read sensitive information from certain files,
bypassing access restrictions.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected cups-client package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71990 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6891

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