Scientific Linux Security Update : cups on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78842


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


A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the CUPS web interface.
An attacker could use this flaw to perform a cross-site scripting attack against users of the CUPS web interface. (CVE-2014-2856)

It was discovered that CUPS allowed certain users to create symbolic links in certain directories under /var/cache/cups/. A local user with the 'lp' group privileges could use this flaw to read the contents of arbitrary files on the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2014-3537, CVE-2014-5029, CVE-2014-5030, CVE-2014-5031)

After installing this update, the cupsd daemon will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78842

File Name: sl_20141014_cups_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/04

Modified: 2014/11/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2856, CVE-2014-3537, CVE-2014-5029, CVE-2014-5030, CVE-2014-5031