Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
It was discovered that HPLIP incorrectly handled temporary files when
using the fax capabilities. A local attacker could possibly use this
issue to overwrite arbitrary files. This issue only applied to Ubuntu
10.04 LTS. (CVE-2011-2722)
Tim Waugh discovered that HPLIP incorrectly handled temporary files
when printing. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to
overwrite arbitrary files. In the default installation of Ubuntu 12.04
LTS and Ubuntu 12.10, this should be prevented by the Yama link
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected hplip package.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
Public Exploit Available : true