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CUPS: Leakage of sensitive information

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200410-06 / cups
Release Date October 09, 2004
Latest Revision October 09, 2004: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable local
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-print/cups <= 1.1.20-r2, = 1.1.21 revision >= 1.1.20-r3, >= 1.1.21-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #66501

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

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.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All CUPS users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References



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