SuSE 10 Security Update : hplip17 and hplip17-hpijs (ZYPP Patch Number 4507)

High Nessus Plugin ID 29460


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


The deamon 'hpssd' could be exploited by users to execute arbitrary commands as root. hpssd only runs on systems that have HP all-in-one devices configured. In the default configuration the problem is not remotely exploitable as hpssd only listens on local interfaces.


Apply ZYPP patch number 4507.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29460

File Name: suse_hplip17-4507.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2012/05/17

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/09

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Core Impact

Metasploit (HPLIP From Address Arbitrary Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5208

CWE: 20