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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0122

Original release date: 01/15/2009
Last revised: 01/31/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

hplip.postinst in HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) 2.7.7 and 2.8.2 on Ubuntu allows local users to change the ownership of arbitrary files via unspecified manipulations in advance of an HPLIP installation or upgrade by an administrator, related to the product's attempt to correct the ownership of its configuration files within home directories.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/19/2009)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of hplip as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33539
External Source: BID
Name: 33249
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://launchpad.net/bugs/191299
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-708-1

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)