Bug 1115576 (CVE-2014-3537) - CVE-2014-3537 cups: insufficient checking leads to privilege escalation
Summary: CVE-2014-3537 cups: insufficient checking leads to privilege escalation
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2014-3537
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1117794 1118263 1119303
Blocks: 1101912 1115577
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Reported: 2014-07-02 16:07 UTC by Francisco Alonso
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:19 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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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Last Closed: 2015-03-26 21:43:39 UTC


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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:1388 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: cups security and bug fix update 2014-10-14 01:21:38 UTC
CUPS Bugs and Features 4450 None None None Never

Description Francisco Alonso 2014-07-02 16:07:26 UTC
It was discovered that a local user with privileges of group=lp can write symbolic links in the rss directory and use that to gain '@SYSTEM' group privilege with cupsd.

Permissions:

drwxrwxr-x.  2 root lp   4096 Jul  2 09:58 /var/cache/cups/rss

SELinux mitigates this vulnerability

Comment 1 Francisco Alonso 2014-07-02 16:13:27 UTC
Acknowledgment:

This issue was discovered by Francisco Alonso of the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Comment 7 Francisco Alonso 2014-07-10 09:16:41 UTC
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/

Comment 9 Francisco Alonso 2014-07-14 13:19:17 UTC
Patch for symlink: https://cups.org/strfiles.php/3363/str4450.patch
Fixed In: 2.0-current (SVN: r11993)

References:

http://www.cups.org/blog.php?L724
https://cups.org/str.php?L4450

Comment 10 Francisco Alonso 2014-07-14 13:20:35 UTC
Created cups tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1119303]

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2014-07-19 06:00:33 UTC
cups-1.7.4-1.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 14 Francisco Alonso 2014-08-11 14:37:51 UTC
This fix is insufficient, the additional check can be easily bypassed if language[0] is NULL. The CVE-2014-5029 id has been assigned for the incomplete fix.

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2014/q3/209

Comment 15 Tomas Hoger 2014-08-11 18:32:53 UTC
The incomplete fix CVE-2014-5029 is tracked via bug 1122600.

Comment 16 Fedora Update System 2014-10-03 03:57:09 UTC
cups-1.6.4-10.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 17 Martin Prpič 2014-10-07 08:44:55 UTC
IssueDescription:

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.

Comment 18 errata-xmlrpc 2014-10-14 07:31:42 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2014:1388 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1388.html

Comment 19 Tomas Hoger 2015-03-26 21:43:39 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHBA-2015:0386 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2015-0386.html


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