Public Date:
725830: CVE-2011-2722 hplip: insecure temporary file handling

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The send_data_to_stdout function in prnt/hpijs/hpcupsfax.cpp in HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) 3.x before 3.11.10 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/hpcupsfax.out temporary file.

Find out more about CVE-2011-2722 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 1.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (hplip) RHSA-2013:0500 2013-02-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (hplip3) RHSA-2013:0133 2013-01-08

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 hplip Not affected