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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
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
the hp-sendfax utility could become unresponsive. These
problems have been fixed with this update.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 63596 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-2722