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

High Nessus Plugin ID 36743


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36743

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-169.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hplip, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hplip-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hplip-hpijs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hplip-hpijs-ppds, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hplip-model-data, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64hpip0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64hpip0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64sane-hpaio1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libhpip0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libhpip0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsane-hpaio1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/13

Reference Information

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

MDVSA: 2008:169

CWE: 20, 264