USN-1051-1: HPLIP vulnerability

25 January 2011

Releases

Packages

  • hplip -

Details

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References