Scientific Linux Security Update : cups on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the CUPS web interface.
An attacker could use this flaw to perform a cross-site scripting
attack against users of the CUPS web interface. (CVE-2014-2856)

It was discovered that CUPS allowed certain users to create symbolic
links in certain directories under /var/cache/cups/. A local user with
the 'lp' group privileges could use this flaw to read the contents of
arbitrary files on the system or, potentially, escalate their
privileges on the system. (CVE-2014-3537, CVE-2014-5029,
CVE-2014-5030, CVE-2014-5031)

After installing this update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78842 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2856

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