Bug 1607291 (CVE-2018-4181) - CVE-2018-4181 cups: Manipulation of cupsd.conf by a local attacker resulting in limited reads of arbitrary files as root
Summary: CVE-2018-4181 cups: Manipulation of cupsd.conf by a local attacker resulting ...
Alias: CVE-2018-4181
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1607293 1607295 1619490
Blocks: 1607292
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-07-23 08:24 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2020-03-31 22:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-03-31 22:32:50 UTC

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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:1050 0 None None None 2020-03-31 19:16:12 UTC

Description Andrej Nemec 2018-07-23 08:24:50 UTC
It was found that a local attacker can perform limited reads of arbitrary files as root by manipulating cupsd.conf.

Upstream patch:


Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2018-07-23 08:31:00 UTC
Created cups tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1607293]

Comment 3 Doran Moppert 2018-08-21 03:32:35 UTC
Similar to CVE-2018-4180, this attack vector is only available to users in the cups SystemGroup groups, who can manipulate cupsd.conf using cupsctl.  Impact is further limited when SELinux is enforcing as cupsd operates under a restricted context cupsd_t.

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2020-03-31 19:16:10 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2020:1050 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:1050

Comment 8 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-03-31 22:32:50 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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