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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.59218
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-530-1 (hplip)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-530-1 (hplip)
Description:
The remote host is missing an update to hplip
announced via advisory USN-530-1.

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 7.04

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

Details follow:

It was discovered that the hpssd tool of hplip did not correctly handle
shell meta-characters. A local attacker could exploit this to execute
arbitrary commands as the hplip user.

Solution:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.10:
hplip 1.6.9-0ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 7.04:
hplip 1.7.3-0ubuntu1.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to affect the
necessary changes.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-530-1

Risk factor : High
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-5208
https://launchpad.net/bugs/149121
Debian Security Information: DSA-1462 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1462
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-October/msg00200.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200710-26.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:201
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0960.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2007:021 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2007-10/msg00006.html
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-530-1
BugTraq ID: 26054
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26054
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10692
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3479
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018806
http://secunia.com/advisories/27202
http://secunia.com/advisories/27224
http://secunia.com/advisories/27221
http://secunia.com/advisories/27232
http://secunia.com/advisories/27271
http://secunia.com/advisories/27332
http://secunia.com/advisories/27397
http://secunia.com/advisories/28453
XForce ISS Database: hplip-hpssd-command-execution(37183)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/37183
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2007 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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