CUPS < 1.7.2 Reflected Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8210
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The remote host running a program that is vulnerable to reflected cross site scripting attacks (XSS).


CUPS is a *nix-based network printing program. Versions of CUPS from 1.6.0 to 1.7.1 allow a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) attack due to lack of input validation when returning requested resources to the user.


Upgrade to CUPS 1.7.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8210

Family: Web Servers

Published: 4/15/2014

Updated: 3/6/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.6

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:cups:cups:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 4/10/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/10/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2856

BID: 66788