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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0960

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2007:0960.

The hplip (Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing Project) package
provides drivers for HP printers and multi-function peripherals.

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way the hplip hpssd daemon handled user
input. A local attacker could send a specially crafted request to the hpssd
daemon, possibly allowing them to run arbitrary commands as the root user.
(CVE-2007-5208). On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the SELinux targeted
policy for hpssd which is enabled by default, blocks the ability to exploit
this issue to run arbitrary code.

Users of hplip are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to resolve this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-5208
BugTraq ID: 26054
Debian Security Information: DSA-1462 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2007:021 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: hplip-hpssd-command-execution(37183)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2007 E-Soft Inc.

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