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[Bug 1536201] Re: cupsctl can corrupt cupsd.conf if invoked by member of lpadmin group


I have also discovered this already, but not that it only happens if a
user from the lpadmin group call systemctl.

See this upstream bug:


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  cupsctl can corrupt cupsd.conf if invoked by member of lpadmin group

Status in cups package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  In Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.10, the sequence

  sudo cupsctl WebInterface=No
  sudo cupsctl WebInterface=Yes

  always does what it is supposed to, but if a member of the 'lpadmin'
  group invokes

  cupsctl WebInterface=No
  cupsctl WebInterface=Yes

  without 'sudo', /etc/cups/cupsd.conf will be corrupted to:

  <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd";>
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=utf-8">
      <TITLE>Web Interface is Disabled - CUPS v1.7.2</TITLE>
        <LINK REL="STYLESHEET" TYPE="text/css" HREF="/cups.css">
        <H1>Web Interface is Disabled</H1>
          <P>The web interface is currently disabled. Run "cupsctl WebInterface=yes" to enable it.</P>
  WebInterface Yes

  and the cups daemon will start malfunctioning instantly.

  This does not happen on CentOS or FreeBSD, so the Ubuntu package is
  not configured correctly.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: cups 1.7.2-0ubuntu1.7
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-76.120-generic 3.13.11-ckt30
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-76-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.19
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: KDE
  Date: Wed Jan 20 15:16:32 2016
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-02-13 (340 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140722.2)
  Lpstat: Error: command ['lpstat', '-v'] failed with exit code 1: lpstat: Bad file descriptor
  MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP Z600 Workstation
  Papersize: a4
   Buero: HP Business Inkjet 3000 PS - RC1.1 Postscript (recommended)
   Testo: Generic PostScript Printer
   XeroxFollowMe: Xerox Global Printer Driver PS3
   ServerraumErsatz: HP LaserJet 1320 series Postscript (recommended)
   Serverraum: HP Color LaserJet 4730mfp Postscript (recommended)
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-76-generic root=UUID=3d82eb97-c695-48dc-8766-aa6277e95d4c ro quiet splash
  SourcePackage: cups
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 08/19/2009
  dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.bios.version: 786G4 v01.17
  dmi.board.name: 0AE8h
  dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: CZC9473M6D
  dmi.chassis.type: 6
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr786G4v01.17:bd08/19/2009:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPZ600Workstation:pvr:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn0AE8h:rvr:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct6:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: HP Z600 Workstation
  dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

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