system-config-printer package man-in-the-middle

systemconfigprinter-packages-mitm (71394) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The system-config-printer package is vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack, caused by use of an insecure connection by the cupshelpers scripts. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to install altered packages and repositories.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1265-1: system-config-printer vulnerability.
  • null: http://cyberelk.net/tim/software/system-config-printer/.
  • BID-50721: system-config-printer Package OpenPrinting Database Man in The Middle Vulnerability
  • CVE-2011-4405: 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.
  • OSVDB ID: 77214: system-config-printer cupshelper OpenPrinting Database Query MitM Package Installation Spoofing

Platforms Affected:

  • system-config-printer system-config-printer 1.0
  • system-config-printer system-config-printer 1.1.3

Reported:

Nov 17, 2011

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