CUPS 1.7.x < 1.7.5 'get_file' Function Symlink Handling Info Disclosure

medium Nessus Plugin ID 77149
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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 1.7.5. It is, therefore, potentially affected by an information disclosure vulnerability that was incompletely corrected by the fix for CVE-2014-3537.

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 1.7.5 or later, or apply the vendor patch.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77149

File Name: cups_1_7_5.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 8/12/2014

Updated: 11/25/2019

Dependencies: http_version.nasl, cups_1_3_5.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-5031


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


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: cpe:/a:apple:cups

Required KB Items: www/cups, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/29/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/22/2014

Reference Information

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

BID: 68788, 68842, 68846, 68847