GLSA-201203-17 : HPLIP: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 58382


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201203-17 (HPLIP: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Two vulnerabilities have been found in HPLIP:
The 'hpmud_get_pml()' function in pml.c contains a boundary error which could cause a stack-based buffer overflow (CVE-2010-4267).
The 'send_data_to_stdout()' function in hpcupsfax.cpp creates insecure temporary files (CVE-2011-2722).
Impact :

A remote attacker might send specially crafted SNMP reponses, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service condition. Furthermore, a local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All HPLIP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-print/hplip-3.11.10'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58382

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201203-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/03/19

Modified: 2016/05/16

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:gentoo:linux:hplip, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4267, CVE-2011-2722

BID: 45833, 48892

OSVDB: 70498, 76797

GLSA: 201203-17