Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : cups vulnerability (USN-2293-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 76682
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionFrancisco Alonso discovered that the CUPS web interface incorrectly validated permissions on rss files. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass file permissions and read arbitrary files, possibly leading to a privilege escalation.
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SolutionUpdate the affected cups package.