Apple CUPS 1.5.4 Soket cupsd.conf improper authentication

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A vulnerability was found in Apple CUPS 1.5.4 (Printing Software). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code of the file cupsd.conf of the component Soket Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a improper authentication vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-287. When an actor claims to have a given identity, the software does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 04/05/2013 as not defined mailinglist post (oss-sec). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-6094 since 12/06/2012. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details as well as a public exploit are known.

After immediately, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is declared as proof-of-concept. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 66048 (Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDVSA-2013:034)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Mandriva Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 1.5.4-1.1 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (82451), Vulnerability Center (SBV-39778) and Tenable (66048). Similar entry is available at 147555.






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VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Improper authentication
CWE: CWE-287
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 66048
Nessus Name: Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : cups (MDVSA-2013:034)
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OpenVAS ID: 865400
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for cups FEDORA-2012-19606
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Upgrade: CUPS 1.5.4-1.1


12/06/2012 🔍
12/21/2012 +15 days 🔍
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04/05/2013 +105 days 🔍
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08/24/2017 +1547 days 🔍



Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2012-6094 (🔍)
X-Force: 82451
Vulnerability Center: 39778 - CUPS <1.5.4-18 Improper Handling of 'Listen localhost:631\x27 on IPv6 Systems Allows Remote Authentication Bypass, Medium
SecurityFocus: 57158 - CUPS 'Listen localhost:631' Option Unauthorized Access Vulnerability
OSVDB: 92052

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Created: 04/08/2013 04:20 PM
Updated: 08/24/2017 09:02 AM
Changes: 04/08/2013 04:20 PM (68), 08/24/2017 09:02 AM (2)
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Committer: olku


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