Debian: DSA-2562-1: cups-pk-helper security update

    Date23 Oct 2012
    CategoryDebian
    506
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    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
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2562-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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/
    
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