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From: Sean Amoss <ackle@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201203-17 ] HPLIP: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:40:50
Message-Id: 4F6333C9.9070509@gentoo.org
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201203-17
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: High
    Title: HPLIP: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: March 16, 2012
     Bugs: #352085, #388655
       ID: 201203-17

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in HPLIP, the worst of which
may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

The Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing system (HPLIP) provides
drivers for HP's inkjet and laser printers, scanners and fax machines.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  net-print/hplip             < 3.11.10                 >= 3.11.10

Description
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Two vulnerabilities have been found in HPLIP:

* The "hpmud_get_pml()" function in pml.c contains a boundary error
  which could cause a stack-based buffer overflow (CVE-2010-4267).
* The "send_data_to_stdout()" function in hpcupsfax.cpp creates
  insecure temporary files (CVE-2011-2722).

Impact
======

A remote attacker might send specially crafted SNMP reponses, possibly
resulting in execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service
condition. Furthermore, a local attacker could perform symlink attacks
to overwrite arbitrary files.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All HPLIP users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-print/hplip-3.11.10"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2010-4267
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-4267
[ 2 ] CVE-2011-2722
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-2722

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201203-17.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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