Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : cups, cupsys vulnerability (USN-1654-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 63163
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that users in the lpadmin group could modify certain CUPS configuration options to escalate privileges. An attacker could use this to potentially gain root privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected cups and / or cupsys packages.