Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in HPLIP, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||net-print/hplip on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 3.11.10|
|Unaffected versions||>= 3.11.10|
The Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing system (HPLIP) provides drivers for HP's inkjet and laser printers, scanners and fax machines.
Two vulnerabilities have been found in HPLIP:
A remote attacker might send specially crafted SNMP reponses, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service condition. Furthermore, a local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All HPLIP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-print/hplip-3.11.10"