USN-1051-1: HPLIP vulnerability

25 January 2011

hplip vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS


Software Description

  • hplip


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 10.10
hplip - 3.10.6-1ubuntu10.2
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
hplip - 3.10.2-2ubuntu2.2
Ubuntu 9.10
hplip - 3.9.8-1ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
hplip - 2.8.2-0ubuntu8.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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