Debian: 2562-1: cups-pk-helper: privilege escalation
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian 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 [More...]
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2562-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
October 23, 2012                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : cups-pk-helper
Vulnerability  : privilege escalation
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-4510

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.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.1.0-3.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.2.3-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your cups-pk-helper packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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