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Pardus: 2010-49: Cups: Privilege Escalation Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A vulnerability has been fixed in Cups, which can be exploited by malicious people to gain certain privileges.
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Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2010-49            security@pardus.org.tr
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      Date: 2010-04-09
  Severity: 3
      Type: Local
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Summary
======
A vulnerability has been fixed in  Cups,  which  can  be  exploited  by
malicious people to gain certain privileges.


Description
==========
CVE-2010-0393:

The _cupsGetlang function, as used by lppasswd.c in  lppasswd  in  CUPS
relies on an environment variable to determine the file  that  provides
localized message strings, which allows local users to gain  privileges
via a file that contains crafted localization data with  format  string
specifiers.


Affected packages:

  Pardus 2008:
    cups, all before 1.3.10-60-13


Resolution
=========
There are update(s) for cups. You can update them via Package Manager or
with a single command from console:

    pisi up cups

References
=========
  * http://bugs.pardus.org.tr/show_bug.cgi?id438
  * http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0393
  * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?idU8460

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