MDKA-2006:022 : module-init-tools

High Nessus Plugin ID 24505


The remote Mandrake host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The default configuration of module-init-tools was to send a HUP signal to the CUPS daemon whenever the 'usblp' kernel module is loaded, for example when a USB printer is plugged in. Due to udev also sending a HUP signal to the CUPS daemon on pluggin in a USB printer there were two HUPs one shortly after the other which often makes the CUPS daemon crashing.

The updated module-init-tools package removes the usblp call responsible for this bad behaviour.


Update the affected package(s).

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24505

File Name: mandrake_MDKA-2006-022.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2012/09/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:mandriva:linux

Required KB Items: Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/04/26