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Ubuntu: HPLIP vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu It was discovered that an installation script in the HPLIP package would change permissions on the hplip config files located in user's home directories. A local user could exploit this and change permissions on arbitrary files upon an HPLIP installation or upgrade, which could lead to root privileges.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-708-1           January 13, 2009
hplip vulnerability
https://launchpad.net/bugs/191299
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A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 7.10

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 7.10:
  hplip                           2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

Details follow:

It was discovered that an installation script in the HPLIP package would
change permissions on the hplip config files located in user's home directories.
A local user could exploit this and change permissions on arbitrary files
upon an HPLIP installation or upgrade, which could lead to root privileges.


Updated packages for Ubuntu 7.10:

  Source archives:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip_2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3.diff.gz
      Size/MD5:   149462 e8b5cb18aff082738bfcfe069eb873f5
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip_2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3.dsc
      Size/MD5:     1064 531e707f0cbace5f1eb82039e409c306
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip_2.7.7.dfsg.1.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5: 14361049 ae5165d46413db8119979f5b3345f7a5

  Architecture independent packages:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip-data_2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_all.deb
      Size/MD5:  6898006 691895b0f8e5fc93bcb86d47d11da1af
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip-doc_2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_all.deb
      Size/MD5:  4146918 d4e0b928aacc84bbe2a05862050a5963
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip-gui_2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_all.deb
      Size/MD5:   117628 91f0c9d09f2520e76b3a3e6cde4abd63
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/h/hplip/hpijs-ppds_2.7.7+2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_all.deb
      Size/MD5:   480134 59604754cef89d7b5ae128ecf20f44da

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon):

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hpijs_2.7.7+2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:   341576 918813fb4741326051c7480ffeae9a9a
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip-dbg_2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:   770122 ccef78fc8a55b4e94318931964e9e97b
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip_2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5:   302856 f2a47e27a69aa016334a1ffdac105be1

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD):

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hpijs_2.7.7+2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:   334690 dd891b2df494fd1fbc46abd25b9ef7db
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip-dbg_2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:   747250 4676694a4d20445e64f3f4dc91aaa44c
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip_2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_i386.deb
      Size/MD5:   290282 921463222e2b642fb5bc16083d8b70ac

  lpia architecture (Low Power Intel Architecture):

    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/h/hplip/hpijs_2.7.7+2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_lpia.deb
      Size/MD5:   337798 9c060add246bb5212706b9dd0d92cc51
    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip-dbg_2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_lpia.deb
      Size/MD5:   926096 af4481ea010212486ea621103329cf13
    http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip_2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_lpia.deb
      Size/MD5:   290082 f26b9fc31e3457719b3102b3a9c77b5b

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5):

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hpijs_2.7.7+2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:   348258 66f9714865cad898e10e98ef83f6e443
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip-dbg_2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:   784504 0c76dac215474fc62900aea547168387
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip_2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5:   319006 52d13211d1681fe90b74951dc204a788

  sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC):

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hpijs_2.7.7+2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5:   332756 a3411ca114399f0359b949462e0313ab
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip-dbg_2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5:   717210 401d1050417a9a8608198088abb9e305
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip_2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.3_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5:   289370 f92c0c0f6a2f2ccef18d3874db728bf7



 
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