FreeBSD : hplip -- hpssd Denial of Service (37940643-be1b-11dd-a578-0030843d3802)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Secunia reports :

A security issue has been reported in hplip, which can be exploited by
malicious, local users to cause a DoS.

The security issue is caused due to an error within hpssd.py when
parsing certain requests. This can be exploited to crash the service
by sending specially crafted requests to the default port 2207/TCP.

See also :

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0818.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?338fb738

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34977 (freebsd_pkg_37940643be1b11dda5780030843d3802.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 30683

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2940
CVE-2008-2941

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