Debian: DSA-2600-1: cups security update

    Date06 Jan 2013
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Jann Horn discovered that users of the CUPS printing system who are part of the lpadmin group could modify several configuration parameters with security impact. Specifically, this allows an attacker to read or write arbitrary files as root which can be used to elevate privileges.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2600-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
    January 06, 2013                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : rails
    Vulnerability  : privilege escalation
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    Debian bug     : 692791
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-5519
    
    Jann Horn discovered that users of the CUPS printing system who are part
    of the lpadmin group could modify several configuration parameters with
    security impact.  Specifically, this allows an attacker to read or write
    arbitrary files as root which can be used to elevate privileges.
    
    This update splits the configuration file /etc/cups/cupsd.conf into two
    files: cupsd.conf and cups-files.conf.  While the first stays configurable
    via the web interface, the latter can only be configured by the root user.
    Please see the updated documentation that comes with the new package
    for more information on these files.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.4.4-7+squeeze2.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.5.3-2.7.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.5.3-2.7.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your cups 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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