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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   CUPS Vendors:   Easy Software Products
CUPS RSS Web Interface Lets Local Users View Privileged Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030611
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030611
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-3537, CVE-2014-5029, CVE-2014-5030, CVE-2014-5031   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 21 2014
Original Entry Date:  Jul 19 2014
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in CUPS. A local user can view files with elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user with 'lp' group privileges can create a symbolic link from a critical file on the target system to a file in '/var/cache/cups/rss/'. Then, the user can request the linked file via the '/rss/' web resource to view files with the privileges of the cupsd service (i.e., root).

Tim Waugh reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can view files with elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.0.0).

[Editor's note: The original fix for CVE-2014-3537 (1.7.4) was incomplete. The incomplete fix was assigned CVE-2014-5029, CVE-2014-5030, and CVE-2014-5031.]

The vendor's advisories are available at:

https://www.cups.org/str.php?L4450
https://www.cups.org/str.php?L4455

Vendor URL:  www.cups.org/str.php?L4450 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 17 2014 (Apple Issues Fix for OS X) CUPS RSS Web Interface Lets Local Users View Privileged Files
Apple has issued a fix for OS X.



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