Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : hplip vulnerability (USN-1051-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 51673


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


Sebastian Krahmer discovered that HPLIP incorrectly handled certain long SNMP responses. A remote attacker could send malicious SNMP replies to certain HPLIP tools and cause them to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 51673

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1051-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/01/26

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:hpijs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:hpijs-ppds, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:hplip, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:hplip-cups, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:hplip-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:hplip-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:hplip-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:hplip-gui, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libhpmud-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libhpmud0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsane-hpaio, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/01/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4267

BID: 45833

OSVDB: 70498

USN: 1051-1