USN-708-1: HPLIP vulnerability
13 January 2009
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 7.10
It was discovered that an installation script in the HPLIP package would change permissions on the hplip config files located in user’s home directories. A local user could exploit this and change permissions on arbitrary files upon an HPLIP installation or upgrade, which could lead to root privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.