Ubuntu 2341-1: CUPS vulnerabilities

    Date08 Sep 2014
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    CUPS could be made to expose sensitive information, leading to privilege escalation.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2341-1
    September 08, 2014
    
    cups vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    CUPS could be made to expose sensitive information, leading to privilege
    escalation.
    
    Software Description:
    - cups: Common UNIX Printing System(tm)
    
    Details:
    
    Salvatore Bonaccorso discovered that the CUPS web interface incorrectly
    validated permissions and incorrectly handled symlinks. An attacker could
    possibly use this issue to bypass file permissions and read arbitrary
    files, possibly leading to a privilege escalation.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      cups                            1.7.2-0ubuntu1.2
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      cups                            1.5.3-0ubuntu8.5
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      cups                            1.4.3-1ubuntu1.13
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2341-1
      CVE-2014-5029, CVE-2014-5030, CVE-2014-5031
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/1.7.2-0ubuntu1.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/1.5.3-0ubuntu8.5
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/1.4.3-1ubuntu1.13
    
    
    
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