Ubuntu 7.10 : hplip vulnerability (USN-708-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

It was discovered that an installation script in the HPLIP package
would change permissions on the hplip config files located in user's
home directories. A local user could exploit this and change
permissions on arbitrary files upon an HPLIP installation or upgrade,
which could lead to root privileges.

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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36714 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0122

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