This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-26
(HPLIP: Privilege escalation)
Kees Cook from the Ubuntu Security team discovered that the hpssd
daemon does not correctly validate user-supplied data before passing it
to a 'popen3()' call.
A local attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability by sending a
specially crafted request to the hpssd daemon to execute arbitrary
commands with the privileges of the user running hpssd, usually root.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All HPLIP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose 'net-print/hplip'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 27558 (gentoo_GLSA-200710-26.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-5208