hpijs3, hplip3, libsane security update

ID CESA-2013:0133
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2013-01-11T13:18:02


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2013:0133

Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) provides drivers for Hewlett-Packard (HP) printers and multifunction peripherals.

It 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. (BZ#501834)

All users of hplip3 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2013-January/019115.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-cr-announce/2013-January/000350.html

Affected packages: hpijs3 hplip3 hplip3-common hplip3-gui hplip3-libs libsane-hpaio3

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0133.html