Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : hplip (MDKSA-2007:201)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27562


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability in the hpssd tool was discovered where it did not correctly handle shell meta-characters. A local attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary commands as the hplip user.

As well, this update fixes a problem with some HP scanners on Mandriva Linux 2007.1, particularly HP PSC 1315, which wouldn't be detected and also fixes a problem with HP 1220 and possibly other models when scanning via the suite.

Updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27562

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-201.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/25

Modified: 2013/06/01

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:mandriva:linux:hplip, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hplip-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hplip-hpijs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hplip-hpijs-ppds, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hplip-model-data, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64hpip0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64hpip0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64sane-hpaio1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libhpip0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libhpip0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsane-hpaio1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/22

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Core Impact

Metasploit (HPLIP From Address Arbitrary Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5208

MDKSA: 2007:201

CWE: 20