Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : cups vulnerability (USN-2293-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 76682


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


Francisco Alonso discovered that the CUPS web interface incorrectly validated permissions on rss files. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass file permissions and read arbitrary files, possibly leading to a privilege escalation.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected cups package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 76682

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2293-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/07/22

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.2

Temporal Score: 1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

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:14.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3537

OSVDB: 109070

USN: 2293-1