RHEL 5 : hplip (RHSA-2008:0818)

High Nessus Plugin ID 33884


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated hplip packages that fix various security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The hplip (Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing) packages provide drivers for Hewlett-Packard printers and multifunction peripherals.

A flaw was discovered in the hplip alert-mailing functionality. A local attacker could elevate their privileges by using specially crafted packets to trigger alert mails, which are sent by the root account. (CVE-2008-2940)

A flaw was discovered in the hpssd message parser. By sending specially crafted packets, a local attacker could cause a denial of service, stopping the hpssd process. (CVE-2008-2941)

Users of hplip should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected hpijs, hplip and / or libsane-hpaio packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33884

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0818.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/08/14

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hpijs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hplip, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libsane-hpaio, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2940, CVE-2008-2941

BID: 30683

OSVDB: 47599, 47600

RHSA: 2008:0818

CWE: 20, 264