Bug 902163 (CVE-2013-0200) - CVE-2013-0200 hplip: insecure temporary file handling flaws
Summary: CVE-2013-0200 hplip: insecure temporary file handling flaws
Alias: CVE-2013-0200
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 883650
Blocks: 855229
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-01-21 04:05 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2023-05-12 15:11 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-02-22 04:53:49 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:0500 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: hplip security, bug fix and enhancement update 2013-02-20 21:18:15 UTC

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

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

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.

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