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RHSA-2008:0818: hplip security update

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RHSA-2008:0818: hplip security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
08/14/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/09/2008
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The hplip (Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing) packages providedrivers for Hewlett-Packard printers and multifunction peripherals.A flaw was discovered in the hplip alert-mailing functionality. A localattacker could elevate their privileges by using specially-crafted packetsto trigger alert mails, which are sent by the root account. (CVE-2008-2940)A flaw was discovered in the hpssd message parser. By sendingspecially-crafted packets, a local attacker could cause a denial ofservice, stopping the hpssd process. (CVE-2008-2941)Users of hplip should upgrade to these updated packages, which containbackported patches to correct these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-hpijs
  • redhat-upgrade-hplip
  • redhat-upgrade-libsane-hpaio

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