CUPS 1.7.x < 1.7.4 'get_file' Function Symlink Handling Info Disclosure

low Nessus Plugin ID 76936
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The remote print service is potentially affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


According to its banner, the version of CUPS installed on the remote host is 1.7.x prior to 1.7.4. It is, therefore, potentially affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.

A flaw exists in the 'get_file' function within the file 'scheduler/client.c' regarding the handling of symlinks. This could allow a local attacker to cause normally protected files to be accessible via the web interface.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Either upgrade to CUPS version 1.7.4 or later, or apply the vendor patch.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 76936

File Name: cups_1_7_4.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 7/31/2014

Updated: 11/25/2019

Dependencies: http_version.nasl, cups_1_3_5.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-3537


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.2

Temporal Score: 0.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apple:cups

Required KB Items: www/cups, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/14/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/3/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3537

BID: 68788