Bug 146593 - cups-config-daemon allows unprivileged user to create a print queue
Summary: cups-config-daemon allows unprivileged user to create a print queue
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal-cups-utils
Version: 3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John (J5) Palmieri
QA Contact:
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-01-30 05:59 UTC by Robert Nichols
Modified: 2013-03-13 04:47 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-01-31 15:26:24 UTC

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Description Robert Nichols 2005-01-30 05:59:56 UTC
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Description of problem:
When a currently unconfigured USB printer is connected to the system,
a popup dialog appears prompting for the selection of a driver.  There
is no check for authorization.  An unprivileged user should not be
allowed to create a print queue.

Until this problem is corrected, cups-config-daemon should not be run
on any system where security of the printer configuration is a concern.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on or connect a currently unconfigured USB printer.

Additional info:

Comment 1 John (J5) Palmieri 2005-01-31 15:26:24 UTC
I fail to see how this is any different from mounting a disk, burning
to a cd or attaching a camera to a computer.  Risk is limited and
behavior can be modified by a sysadmin.

Comment 2 Robert Nichols 2005-01-31 18:15:26 UTC
When you unmount a disk or unplug a camera, the system goes back to
its previous state.  The added print queue, on the other hand,
persists until a system administrator removes it.

Comment 3 John (J5) Palmieri 2005-01-31 18:27:53 UTC
Ah, that is a bug.

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