Debian DSA-2990-1 : cups - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 76857
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

It was discovered that the web interface in CUPS, the Common UNIX Printing System, incorrectly validated permissions on rss files and directory index files. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass file permissions and read arbitrary files, possibly leading to a privilege escalation.

Solution

Upgrade the cups packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.5.3-5+deb7u4.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/cups

https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2990

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76857

File Name: debian_DSA-2990.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/28/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:cups, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/27/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3537, CVE-2014-5029, CVE-2014-5030, CVE-2014-5031

BID: 68788, 68842, 68846, 68847

DSA: 2990