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RHSA-2008:0818 -- hplip security update (Moderate)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29133

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.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
patch
Reference(s):
  • RHSA-2008:0818
  • CESA-2008:0818-CentOS 5
  • CVE-2008-2940
  • CVE-2008-2941
Product(s):
  • hplip