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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2940

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.
Publish Date : 2008-08-14 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.2
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-07-14 2008-08-12
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-2940 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20082940 unix
ELSA-2008:0818: hplip security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21798 unix
RHSA-2008:0818 -- hplip security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29133 unix
RHSA-2008:0818: hplip security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080818 unix
The alert-mailing implementation in HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) 1.6.7 allows local users to gain privileges an... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10136 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-2940

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application HP Linux Imaging And Printing Project 1.6.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
HP Linux Imaging And Printing Project 1

- References For CVE-2008-2940

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44441
XF hplip-alertmailing-privilege-escalation(44441)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=455235 CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-674-2
UBUNTU USN-674-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-674-1
UBUNTU USN-674-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30683
BID 30683 HP Linux Imaging and Printing System Privilege Escalation And Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-01-21
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0818.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0818
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:169
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:169
http://securitytracker.com/id?1020684
SECTRACK 1020684
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00006.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:021

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2940

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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