GLSA-200710-26 : HPLIP: Privilege escalation

High Nessus Plugin ID 27558


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


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.


All HPLIP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose 'net-print/hplip'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27558

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200710-26.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/25

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:hplip, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/24

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Core Impact

Metasploit (HPLIP From Address Arbitrary Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5208

OSVDB: 41693

GLSA: 200710-26

CWE: 20