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

High Nessus Plugin ID 63257


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63257

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-179.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/12/13

Modified: 2015/01/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups-serial, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cups2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cups2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcups2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcups2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php-cups, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5519

BID: 56494

MDVSA: 2012:179