Scientific Linux Security Update : hplip3 on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Low Nessus Plugin ID 63596
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt was found that the HP CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) fax filter in HPLIP created a temporary file in an insecure way. A local attacker could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack, overwriting arbitrary files accessible to a process using the fax filter (such as the hp3-sendfax tool). (CVE-2011-2722)
This update also fixes the following bug :
- Previous modifications of the hplip3 package to allow it to be installed alongside the original hplip package introduced several problems to fax support; for example, the hp-sendfax utility could become unresponsive. These problems have been fixed with this update.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.