This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated hplip packages that fix various security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
The hplip (Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing) packages
provide drivers for Hewlett-Packard printers and multifunction
A flaw was discovered in the hplip alert-mailing functionality. A
local attacker could elevate their privileges by using
specially-crafted packets to trigger alert mails, which are sent by
the root account. (CVE-2008-2940)
A flaw was discovered in the hpssd message parser. By sending
specially-crafted packets, a local attacker could cause a denial of
service, stopping the hpssd process. (CVE-2008-2941)
Users of hplip should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues.
See also :
Update the affected hpijs, hplip and / or libsane-hpaio packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2