Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
USN-674-1 provided packages to fix vulnerabilities in HPLIP. Due to an
internal archive problem, the updates for Ubuntu 7.10 would not
install properly. This update provides fixed packages for Ubuntu 7.10.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
It was discovered that the hpssd tool of hplip did not validate
privileges in the alert-mailing function. A local attacker could
exploit this to gain privileges and send e-mail messages from the
account of the hplip user. This update alters hplip behaviour by
preventing users from setting alerts and by moving alert configuration
to a root-controlled /etc/hp/alerts.conf file. (CVE-2008-2940)
It was discovered that the hpssd tool of hplip did not
correctly handle certain commands. A local attacker could
use a specially crafted packet to crash hpssd, leading to a
denial of service. (CVE-2008-2941).
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 packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2