PaperCut NG FileUploadAuthenticationFilter Authentication Bypass (CVE-2023-3486)

high Nessus Plugin ID 180049


A web application is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability.


The PaperCut NG running on the remote host is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted message, to bypass access control to upload arbitrary files to the 'upload' directory of the product. This can exhaust system resources and prevent the service from operating as expected.


Upgrade PaperCut NG to 22.1.13 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 180049

File Name: papercut_ng_cve-2023-3486.nbin

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 8/23/2023

Updated: 2/22/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-3486


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:papercut:papercut_ng

Required KB Items: installed_sw/PaperCut NG

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 7/25/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/25/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-3486