CUPS < 1.7.2 is_path_absolute Function XSS
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73734
SynopsisThe remote print service is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.
DescriptionAccording to its banner, the version of CUPS installed on the remote host is prior to version 1.7.2. It is, therefore, affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.
A flaw exists with the is_path_absolute function within the scheduler/client.cscript. This could allow a context-dependent attacker, with a specially crafted request, to execute arbitrary script code within the browser and server trust relationship.
Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
SolutionUpgrade to CUPS version 1.7.2 or later, or apply the vendor patch.