CVE-2008-2940 Detail

Current Description

The alert-mailing implementation in HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) 1.6.7 allows local users to gain privileges and send e-mail messages from the root account via vectors related to the setalerts message, and lack of validation of the device URI associated with an event message.


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Evaluator Impact

http://securitytracker.com/alerts/2008/Aug/1020684.html "A local user can send specially crafted packets to cause the alert mailing function to execute arbitrary commands on the target system with root privileges. Impact: A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system."

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00006.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1020684
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:169
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0818.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30683
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-674-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-674-2
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=455235
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44441
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10136

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2940
NVD Published Date:
08/14/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.