Intrusion Prevention

Apple.CUPS.cupsd.Privilege.Escalation

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in the Apple CUPS.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable application handles a malicious request. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to elevate their privileges to achieve root access via a crafted HTTP request.

Affected Products

Apple Computer Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) prior to 2.0.3

Impact

Privilege Escalation: Remote attackers can leverage their privilege on the vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://www.cups.org/blog.php?L1082

CVE References

CVE-2015-1158