HP Photosmart Mac OS X driver uses weak permissions
|macos-photosmart-weak-permissions (8856)||High Risk|
The Mac OS X driver for HP Photosmart printers creates a binary file 'hp_imaging_connectivity' with world-writable permissions and is executed at startup. This could allow a local attacker to replace the binary with a malicious program, which would be executed on the system with administrator privileges.
No remedy available as of April 1, 2014.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Sun Apr 14 2002 - 18:39:14 CDT: Vulnerability in HP Photosmart/Deskjet Drivers for Mac OS X (rootcompromise).
- BID-4518: HP Photosmart Mac OS X Print Driver Weak File Permissions Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0529: HP Photosmart printer driver for Mac OS X installs the hp_imaging_connectivity program and the hp_imaging_connectivity.app directory with world-writable permissions, which allows local users to gain privileges of other Photosmart users by replacing hp_imaging_connectivity with a Trojan horse.
- OSVDB ID: 7056: HP Photosmart Driver for Mac OS X hp_imaging_connectivity Privilege Escalation
- HP Photosmart Printi Driver for Mac OS X 1.2.1
Apr 14, 2002
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