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[SECURITY] [DSA 2562-1] cups-pk-helper security update
From: Thijs Kinkhorst <thijs () debian org>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:50:37 +0200 (CEST)

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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
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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
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