Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : cups vulnerability (USN-2172-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Alex Korobkin discovered that the CUPS web interface incorrectly
protected against cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. If an
authenticated user were tricked into visiting a malicious website
while logged into CUPS, a remote attacker could modify the CUPS
configuration and possibly steal confidential data.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected cups package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73709 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66788

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2856