Public Date:
588805: CVE-2010-0540 CUPS administrator web interface CSRF

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the web interface in CUPS before 1.4.4, as used on Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8, Mac OS X 10.6 before 10.6.4, and other platforms, allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of administrators for requests that change settings.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0540 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (cups) RHSA-2010:0490 2010-06-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (cups) RHSA-2010:0490 2010-06-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (cups) RHSA-2010:0490 2010-06-17

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 cups Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank the Apple Product Security team for responsibly reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Adrian 'pagvac' Pastor of GNUCITIZEN and Tim Starling as the original reporters.