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[ GLSA 200410-06 ] CUPS: Leakage of sensitive information
From: Kurt Lieber <klieber () gentoo org>
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 13:22:13 +0000

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200410-06
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: CUPS: Leakage of sensitive information
      Date: October 09, 2004
      Bugs: #66501
        ID: 200410-06

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Synopsis
========

CUPS leaks information about user names and passwords when using remote
printing to SMB-shared printers which require authentication.

Background
==========

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) is a cross-platform print
spooler.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package         /   Vulnerable   /                     Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-print/cups     <= 1.1.20-r2                     *>= 1.1.20-r3
                        == 1.1.21                         >= 1.1.21-r1

Description
===========

When printing to a SMB-shared printer requiring authentication, CUPS
leaks the user name and password to a logfile.

Impact
======

A local user could gain knowledge of sensitive authentication data.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=net-print/cups-1.1.20-r3"
    # emerge ">=net-print/cups-1.1.20-r3"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CAN-2004-0923
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0923

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200410-06.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0

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