CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-06-14
Bugzilla: 591983: CVE-2010-1748 cups: web interface memory disclosure


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The cgi_initialize_string function in cgi-bin/var.c 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, does not properly handle parameter values containing a % (percent) character without two subsequent hex characters, which allows context-dependent attackers to obtain sensitive information from cupsd process memory via a crafted request, as demonstrated by the (1) /admin?OP=redirect&URL=% and (2) /admin?URL=/admin/&OP=% URIs.

Find out more about CVE-2010-1748 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 3.3
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

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

External References


Red Hat would like to thank the Apple Product Security team for responsibly reporting this flaw. Upstream acknowledges Luca Carettoni as the original reporter.

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