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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   CUPS Vendors:   Easy Software Products
CUPS Web Interface Permits Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024122
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024122
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0540   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 18 2010
Impact:   Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.4.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in CUPS. A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks.

The CUPS web interface does not properly validate requests. A remote user can take actions on the interface acting as the target authenticated administrative user.

Adrian 'pagvac' Pastor of GNUCITIZEN and Tim Starling reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can take actions on the target interface acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.4.4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://cups.org/articles.php?L596

Vendor URL:  cups.org/str.php?L3498 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jun 18 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) CUPS Web Interface Permits Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Jun 18 2010 (Apple Issues Fix) CUPS Web Interface Permits Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
Apple has issued a fix for Mac OS X.



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