USN-530-1: hplip vulnerability
12 October 2007
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 7.04
- Ubuntu 6.10
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.