Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : cups vulnerabilities (USN-2341-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77569
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionSalvatore Bonaccorso discovered that the CUPS web interface incorrectly validated permissions and incorrectly handled symlinks. An 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.