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MDKA-2006:022: module-init-tools Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the module-init-tools package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKA-2006:022 (module-init-tools).
The default configuration of module-init-tools was to send a HUP signal
to the CUPS daemon whenever the 'usblp' kernel module is loaded, for
example when a USB printer is plugged in. Due to udev also sending a HUP
signal to the CUPS daemon on pluggin in a USB printer there were two
HUPs one shortly after the other which often makes the CUPS daemon
The updated module-init-tools package removes the usblp call
responsible for this bad behaviour.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKA-2006:022
Threat Level: High
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