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CVE-2010-2431

Impact: Low
Public: 2010-06-15
Bugzilla: 605397: CVE-2010-2431 cups: latent privilege escalation vulnerability

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The cupsFileOpen function in CUPS before 1.4.4 allows local users, with lp group membership, to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the (1) /var/cache/cups/remote.cache or (2) /var/cache/cups/job.cache file.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2431 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of CUPS as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 4. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via RHSA-2010:0811.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 3.2
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (cups) RHSA-2010:0811 October 29, 2010

External References

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