Ubuntu 6.10 / 7.04 : hplip vulnerability (USN-530-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 28135
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that the hpssd tool of hplip did not correctly handle shell meta-characters. A local attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary commands as the hplip user.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.