Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cups-pk-helper (MDVSA-2013:069)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66083


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated cups-pk-helper package fixes security vulnerability :

cups-pk-helper, a PolicyKit helper to configure CUPS with fine-grained privileges, wraps CUPS function calls in an insecure way. This could lead to uploading sensitive data to a CUPS resource, or overwriting specific files with the content of a CUPS resource. The user would have to explicitly approve the action (CVE-2012-4510).


Update the affected cups-pk-helper package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66083

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-069.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups-pk-helper, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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: 2013/04/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4510

BID: 55911

MDVSA: 2013:069

MGASA: 2012-0310