Bug 902163 (CVE-2013-0200)

Summary: CVE-2013-0200 hplip: insecure temporary file handling flaws
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala <huzaifas>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: azelinka, jrusnack, security-response-team, twaugh
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-01-21 04:05:16 UTC
Temporary file handling flaws were found in several places in hplip. Because a predicatable temporary filenames are used, an attacker could use a symlink attack to overwrite an arbitrary file with the privileges of the process running hplip.

This is a different flaw than CVE-2011-2722.

Comment 2 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-01-21 04:12:06 UTC
Acknowledgements:

This issue was discovered by Tim Waugh of Red Hat.

Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-21 07:56:06 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:0500 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0500.html

Comment 4 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-02-22 04:53:49 UTC
Statement:

This issue does not affect the version of hplip and hplip3 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This issue has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via RHSA-2013:0500.