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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 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.

Solution :

Update the affected cups package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73709 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66788

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2856