Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Sign up!
EnGarde Community
What is the most important Linux security technology?
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Latest Newsletters
Linux Security Week: March 30th, 2015
Linux Advisory Watch: March 27th, 2015
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

Pardus: 2010-49: Cups: Privilege Escalation Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A vulnerability has been fixed in Cups, which can be exploited by malicious people to gain certain privileges.
Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2010-49  
      Date: 2010-04-09
  Severity: 3
      Type: Local

A vulnerability has been fixed in  Cups,  which  can  be  exploited  by
malicious people to gain certain privileges.


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

Affected packages:

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

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

    pisi up cups


< Prev   Next >


Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Weekend Edition
FBI Quietly Removes Recommendation To Encrypt Your Phone
And the prize for LEAST SECURE BROWSER goes to ... Chrome!
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2015 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.