CVE-2014-5031

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-07-22
CWE:
CWE-59
Bugzilla:
1128767: CVE-2014-5031 cups: world-readable permissions
It was discovered that CUPS allowed certain users to create symbolic links in certain directories under /var/cache/cups/. A local user with the 'lp' group privileges could use this flaw to read the contents of arbitrary files on the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system.

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Statement

This issue is not planned to be fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as it is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle, https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (cups) RHBA-2015:0386 2015-03-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (cups) RHSA-2014:1388 2014-10-13

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 cups Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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