printer driver and configuration
hawat.thufir at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 16:46:49 UTC 2009
On Thu, 08 Jan 2009 17:59:42 +0200, Marius Gedminas wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 12:30:58PM +0000, Thufir wrote:
>> I chose ubuntu because it offered, and delivered on, automagically
>> recognizing and configuring my printer. How do I determine what driver
>> it loaded?
>> Description: Samsung ML-2510 Series
>> Location: arrakis
>> Printer Driver: Samsung ML-2510, 2.0.0
> There you have it: it's the "Samsung ML-2510" driver. ;-)
> http://linuxprinting.org used to be the location of a large database of
> which driver was needed for which printer in Linux. It now redirects to
> something called OpenPrinting, and it says this:
> Apparently the driver is distributed from the Samsung website.
What about the security concern, though?
Driver from Samsung CD
SECURITY WARNING: The installation script on the Driver CD
creates suid-root executables under /opt/samsung. Such executables often
form a grave security risk, especially (as in this case) when processing
potentially malicious inputs. Since source code is not available, these
executables cannot be audited. You should assume that once these drivers
are installed, any user on the computer and any printed document can
obtain root privilege.
from the same link as above. However, I didn't see a samsung directory
under opt, so I'm not sure.
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