Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : cups vulnerability (USN-3577-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 106929

Synopsis

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

Description

Jann Horn discovered that CUPS permitted HTTP requests with the Host header set to 'localhost.localdomain' from the loopback interface. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website in their web browser, an attacker could potentially exploit this to obtain sensitive information or control printers, via a DNS rebinding attack.
(CVE-2017-18190).

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.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3577-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106929

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3577-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/21/2018

Updated: 9/18/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/20/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/16/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-18190

USN: 3577-1