GLSA 200410-06: CUPS: Leakage of sensitive information
Posted on: 10/09/2004 04:33 PM

A CUPS security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200410-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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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
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CUPS leaks information about user names and passwords when using remote printing to SMB-shared printers which require authentication.

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

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

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

Impact
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A local user could gain knowledge of sensitive authentication data.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

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

Availability
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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?
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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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