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Bug 146593 - cups-config-daemon allows unprivileged user to create a print queue
cups-config-daemon allows unprivileged user to create a print queue
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal-cups-utils (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: John (J5) Palmieri
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Reported: 2005-01-30 00:59 EST by Robert Nichols
Modified: 2013-03-13 00:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-31 10:26:24 EST
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Description Robert Nichols 2005-01-30 00:59:56 EST
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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.

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

Additional info:
Comment 1 John (J5) Palmieri 2005-01-31 10:26:24 EST
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 13:15:26 EST
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 13:27:53 EST
Ah, that is a bug.

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