Ubuntu 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : cups vulnerability (USN-2082-1)

low Nessus Plugin ID 71990
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Synopsis

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

Description

Jann Horn discovered that the CUPS lppasswd tool incorrectly read a user configuration file in certain configurations. A local attacker could use this to read sensitive information from certain files, bypassing access restrictions.

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Solution

Update the affected cups-client package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2082-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 71990

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2082-1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/16/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups-client, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/15/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/25/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6891

USN: 2082-1