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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated hplip3 packages that fix one security issue and one bug are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.
Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) provides drivers
for Hewlett-Packard (HP) printers and multifunction peripherals.
It was found that the HP CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) fax filter
in HPLIP created a temporary file in an insecure way. A local attacker
could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack, overwriting
arbitrary files accessible to a process using the fax filter (such as
the hp3-sendfax tool). (CVE-2011-2722)
This update also fixes the following bug :
* Previous modifications of the hplip3 package to allow it to be
installed alongside the original hplip package introduced several
problems to fax support
for example, the hp-sendfax utility could
become unresponsive. These problems have been fixed with this update.
All users of hplip3 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.0
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 63414 ()
Bugtraq ID: 48892
CVE ID: CVE-2011-2722
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