Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
It was discovered that the hpssd tool of hplip did not validate
privileges in the alert-mailing function. A local attacker could
exploit this to gain privileges and send e-mail messages from the
account of the hplip user. This update alters hplip behaviour by
preventing users from setting alerts and by moving alert configuration
to a root-controlled /etc/hp/alerts.conf file. (CVE-2008-2940)
It was discovered that the hpssd tool of hplip did not correctly
handle certain commands. A local attacker could use a specially
crafted packet to crash hpssd, leading to a denial of service.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 37887 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-2940CVE-2008-2941
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