Synopsis: Low: hplip security, bug fix and enhancement update
Issue Date: 2013-02-21
CVE Numbers: CVE-2011-2722
Several temporary file handling flaws were found in HPLIP. A local attacker
could use these flaws to perform a symbolic link attack, overwriting arbitrary
files accessible to a process using HPLIP. (CVE-2013-0200, CVE-2011-2722)
The hplip packages have been upgraded to upstream version 3.12.4, which
provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.
This update also fixes the following bugs:
* Previously, the hpijs package required the obsolete cupsddk-drivers package,
which was provided by the cups package. Under certain circumstances, this
dependency caused hpijs installation to fail. This bug has been fixed and hpijs
no longer requires cupsddk-drivers.
* The configuration of the Scanner Access Now Easy (SANE) back end is located
in the /etc/sane.d/dll.d/ directory, however, the hp-check utility checked only
the /etc/sane.d/dll.conf file. Consequently, hp-check checked for correct
installation, but incorrectly reported a problem with the way the SANE back end
was installed. With this update, hp-check properly checks for installation
problems in both locations as expected.
– Scientific Linux Development Team