RHEL 5 : hplip (RHSA-2008:0818)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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
peripherals.

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 :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-2940.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-2941.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0818.html

Solution :

Update the affected hpijs, hplip and / or libsane-hpaio packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33884 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2940
CVE-2008-2941