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CVE-2011-4405

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Overview

The cupshelpers scripts in system-config-printer in Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10, as used by the automatic printer driver download service, uses an "insecure connection" for queries to the OpenPrinting database, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack that modifies packages or repositories.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1265-1
Posted Nov 17, 2011
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1265-1 - Marc Deslauriers discovered that system-config-printer's cupshelpers scripts used by the Ubuntu automatic printer driver download service queried the OpenPrinting database using an insecure connection. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to install altered packages and repositories.

tags | advisory, remote
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-4405
MD5 | 59f59479d1632d1a61f0acf1d05571a1
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