Scientific Linux Security Update : cups on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20141014)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78842
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?3ef27f4c

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78842

File Name: sl_20141014_cups_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/4/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:cups, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:cups-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:cups-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:cups-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:cups-lpd, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:cups-php, 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: 10/14/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/18/2014

Reference Information

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