Articles / Debian: Security update for…

Debian: Security update for cups-pk-helper

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.

Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
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
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

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
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.12 (GNU/Linux)

iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJQhskJAAoJEFb2GnlAHawEXhkH/iyGhk8w5HULxXbln19fCBiD
ZDdOuNtyue6PeeLb6Qyq6QPU+9M3i4Pb9MBpQM7JK5iheqvYDGpkRKjLsvQ22GOw
33Xs8Kj5QtIfqGAMT4ntnIiszI8369Q1aWdDYZ6s044xrC5p+C5UDw2Mvb4ArZ3M
N6td1KpyhC2/IG+lkkT5lnxvUy9rEh8iPzauP6daReF0tyne4JNFrtuwuJLa6tFo
92nUWf3slus0xUKjPY10Eanh893qwpJwS02aKLMIMxRM2MUGl6G4B8MKuzM7VaBH
qcp19csluUm1LvcQgnuN3woH62nuS0H/Eps8odbNG+SPKfUbhIaujSExVeJx8Os=
=8Uyv
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
Screenshot

Project Spotlight

Kigo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac

A tool for converting and editing videos.

Screenshot

Project Spotlight

Kid3

An efficient tagger for MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, and FLAC files.