CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2011-07-13
CWE: CWE-377
Bugzilla: 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 and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 5 (hplip3) RHSA-2013:0133 January 08, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (hplip) RHSA-2013:0500 February 20, 2013

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