This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
An updated hplip package to correct a security flaw is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
The hplip (Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing Project) package
provides drivers for HP printers and multi-function peripherals.
Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way the hplip hpssd daemon handled
user input. A local attacker could send a specially crafted request to
the hpssd daemon, possibly allowing them to run arbitrary commands as
the root user. (CVE-2007-5208). On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the
SELinux targeted policy for hpssd which is enabled by default, blocks
the ability to exploit this issue to run arbitrary code.
Users of hplip are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to resolve this issue.
See also :
Update the affected hpijs, hplip and / or libsane-hpaio packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.6
Public Exploit Available : true