Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2562-1 cups-pk-helper -- privilege escalation
- Date Reported:
- 23 Oct 2012
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2012-4510.
- More information:
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.