GLSA-200710-26 : HPLIP: Privilege escalation

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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.

Impact :

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.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200710-26.xml

Solution :

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27558 (gentoo_GLSA-200710-26.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5208