Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : hplip (MDVSA-2008:169)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Marc Schoenefeld of the Red Hat Security Response Team discovered a
vulnerability in the hplip alert-mailing functionality that could
allow a local attacker to elevate their privileges by using specially
crafted packets to trigger alert mails that are sent by the root
account (CVE-2008-2940).

Another vulnerability was discovered by Marc Schoenefeld in the hpssd
message parser that could allow a local attacker to stop the hpssd
process by sending specially-craftd packets, causing a denial of
service (CVE-2008-2941).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36743 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-169.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2940

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