Fedora 17 : cups-1.5.4-18.fc17 (2012-19606)

High Nessus Plugin ID 64882


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update addresses two security issues :

- CVE-2012-5519 (privilege escalation for users for the CUPS SystemGroup group or via polkit) is fixed by moving certain configuration keywords into a separate file, cups-files.conf, which cannot be modified by cupsd.

- CVE-2012-6094 (configuration issue with IPv4 vs IPv6) has been fixed by dropping support for systemd socket activation via IP sockets.

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


Update the affected cups package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64882

File Name: fedora_2012-19606.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/02/26

Modified: 2015/10/20

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:fedoraproject:fedora:cups, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:17

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5519, CVE-2012-6094

BID: 56494, 57158

FEDORA: 2012-19606