==================================================================== Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Moderate: hplip security update Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0818-02 Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0818.html Issue date: 2008-08-12 CVE Names: CVE-2008-2940 CVE-2008-2941 ==================================================================== 1. Summary: 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. 2. Relevant releases/architectures: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, x86_64 3. Description: 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. 4. Solution: Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at 5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/): 455235 - CVE-2008-2940 hpssd of hplip allows unprivileged user to trigger alert mail 457052 - CVE-2008-2941 hplip hpssd.py Denial-Of-Service parsing vulnerability 6. Package List: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client): Source: i386: hpijs-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.i386.rpm hplip-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.i386.rpm hplip-debuginfo-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.i386.rpm libsane-hpaio-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.i386.rpm x86_64: hpijs-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.x86_64.rpm hplip-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.x86_64.rpm hplip-debuginfo-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.x86_64.rpm libsane-hpaio-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server): Source: i386: hpijs-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.i386.rpm hplip-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.i386.rpm hplip-debuginfo-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.i386.rpm libsane-hpaio-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.i386.rpm ia64: hpijs-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.ia64.rpm hplip-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.ia64.rpm hplip-debuginfo-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.ia64.rpm libsane-hpaio-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.ia64.rpm ppc: hpijs-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.ppc.rpm hplip-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.ppc.rpm hplip-debuginfo-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.ppc.rpm libsane-hpaio-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.ppc.rpm x86_64: hpijs-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.x86_64.rpm hplip-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.x86_64.rpm hplip-debuginfo-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.x86_64.rpm libsane-hpaio-1.6.7-4.1.el5_2.4.x86_64.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package 7. References: https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2940 https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2941 https://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate 8. Contact: The Red Hat security contact is
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