Ubuntu 6.10 / 7.04 : hplip vulnerability (USN-530-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the hpssd tool of hplip did not correctly
handle shell meta-characters. A local attacker could exploit this to
execute arbitrary commands as the hplip user.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

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: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28135 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5208