7.80. hplip

Updated hplip packages that fix several security issues, multiple bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) associated with each description below.
The hplip packages contain the Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing Project (HPLIP), which provides drivers for Hewlett-Packard printers and multi-function peripherals.

Security Fix

CVE-2013-0200, 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.
The CVE-2013-0200 issues were discovered by Tim Waugh of Red Hat.

Note

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. (BZ#731900)

Bug Fixes

BZ#829453
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.
BZ#683007
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.
All users of hplip are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these issues and add these enhancements.
Updated hplip packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link associated with the description below.
The hplip packages contain the Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing Project (HPLIP), which provides drivers for Hewlett-Packard printers and multi-function peripherals.

Security Fix

CVE-2013-4325
HPLIP communicated with PolicyKit for authorization via a D-Bus API that is vulnerable to a race condition. This could lead to intended PolicyKit authorizations being bypassed. This update modifies HPLIP to communicate with PolicyKit via a different API that is not vulnerable to the race condition.
All users of hplip are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.