Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : cups vulnerability (USN-2172-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 73709
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Synopsis

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

Description

Alex Korobkin discovered that the CUPS web interface incorrectly protected against cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. If an authenticated user were tricked into visiting a malicious website while logged into CUPS, a remote attacker could modify the CUPS configuration and possibly steal confidential data.

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Solution

Update the affected cups package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2172-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73709

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2172-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/25/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:cups, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/24/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/18/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2856

BID: 66788

USN: 2172-1