Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDVSA-2014:151)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77039


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated cups packages fix security vulnerability :

In CUPS before 1.7.4, a local user with privileges of group=lp can write symbolic links in the rss directory and use that to gain '@SYSTEM' group privilege with cupsd (CVE-2014-3537).

It was discovered that the web interface in CUPS 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 (CVE-2014-5029, CVE-2014-5030, CVE-2014-5031).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77039

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-151.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/08/07

Modified: 2014/08/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cups-serial, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cups2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cups2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php-cups, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/06

Reference Information

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

BID: 68788, 68842, 68846, 68847

MDVSA: 2014:151