Scientific Linux Security Update : hplip3 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?140e44c6

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63596 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2722