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Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

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 :
Threat Level: High

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