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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201203-17
(HPLIP: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Two vulnerabilities have been found in HPLIP:
The 'hpmud_get_pml()' function in pml.c contains a boundary error
which could cause a stack-based buffer overflow (CVE-2010-4267).
The 'send_data_to_stdout()' function in hpcupsfax.cpp creates
insecure temporary files (CVE-2011-2722).
A remote attacker might send specially crafted SNMP reponses, possibly
resulting in execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service
condition. Furthermore, a local attacker could perform symlink attacks to
overwrite arbitrary files.
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-3.11.10'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false