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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   HPE Linux Imaging and Printing Project (hplip) Vendors:   hplip.sourceforge.net
HP Linux Imaging and Printing Project (hplip) Alert Mailing Function Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020684
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020684
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2940   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 12 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system


Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HP Linux Imaging and Printing Project (hplip). A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can send specially crafted packets to cause the alert mailing function to execute arbitrary commands on the target system with root privileges.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

[Editor's note: It is unclear if the current upstream version is affected.]

Vendor URL:  hplip.sourceforge.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 12 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) HP Linux Imaging and Printing Project (hplip) Alert Mailing Function Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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