Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : hplip vulnerability (USN-1051-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 51673
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionSebastian 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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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.