PaperCut NG < 20.1.9 / 21.x < 21.2.13 / 22.x < 22.1.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 183242


Adobe Bridge installed on remote Windows host is affected by a multiple vulnerabilities


The version of PaperCut NG installed on the remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities, as follows:

- An authentication bypass exists that could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to upload arbitrary files to the PaperCut host’s file storage. This could exhaust system resources and prevent the service from operating as expected. (CVE-2023-3486)

- A path traversal, enabling attackers to upload, read, or delete arbitrary files. This leads to remote code execution when external device integration is enabled (a very common configuration). (CVE-2023-39143)

- A third party library issue in pgjdbc. pgjdbc is the offical PostgreSQL JDBC Driver. A security hole was found in the jdbc driver for postgresql database while doing security research. The system using the postgresql library will be attacked when attacker control the jdbc url or properties. pgjdbc instantiates plugin instances based on class names provided via authenticationPluginClassName, sslhostnameverifier, socketFactory, sslfactory, sslpasswordcallback connection properties. However, the driver did not verify if the class implements the expected interface before instantiating the class. This can lead to code execution loaded via arbitrary classes. Users using plugins are advised to upgrade. There are no known workarounds for this issue. (CVE-2022-21724)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to PaperCut NG version 20.1.9, 21.2.13, 22.1.3, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 183242

File Name: papercut_ng_22_1_3.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 10/17/2023

Updated: 10/18/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-21724


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-39143

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:papercut:papercut_ng

Required KB Items: installed_sw/PaperCut NG, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/25/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/25/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-21724, CVE-2023-3486, CVE-2023-39143