Ubuntu 7.10 : hplip vulnerability (USN-708-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that an installation script in the HPLIP package
would change permissions on the hplip config files located in user's
home directories. A local user could exploit this and change
permissions on arbitrary files upon an HPLIP installation or upgrade,
which could lead to root privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36714 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0122