HP Linux Imaging and Printing Project hpmud_get_pml() buffer overflow

hplip-hpmudgetpml-bo (64738) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

HP Linux Imaging and Printing Project is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the hpmud_get_pml() function. By sending a specially-crafted SNMP response, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system. See References.

References:

  • ASA-2011-021: hplip security update (RHSA-2011-0154).
  • HPLIP Website: HPLIP Knowledge Base.
  • Novell Bugzilla ID: 336658: HPLIP SNMP Response Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.
  • BID-45833: HP Linux Imaging and Printing System SNMP Protocol Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-4267: Stack-based buffer overflow in the hpmud_get_pml function in io/hpmud/pml.c in Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) 1.6.7, 3.9.8, 3.10.9, and probably other versions allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted SNMP response with a large length value.
  • DSA-2152: hplip -- buffer overflow
  • OSVDB ID: 70498: HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) hpmud_get_pml() Function SNMP Response Remote Overflow
  • RHSA-2011-0154: Moderate: hplip security update
  • SA42956: HPLIP SNMP Response Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • SA51578: Avaya Aura System Manager Denial of Service and Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1024967: HP Linux Imaging and Printing Project (hplip) Buffer Overflow in hpmud_get_pml() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SUSE-SR:2011:002: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • SUSE-SR:2011:005: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • Avaya Aura Presence Services 6.x
  • Avaya Aura System Manager 6.1.x
  • HP Linux Imaging and Printing System 3.10.9
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux EUS 5.6.z
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Long Life 5.6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Server EUS 6.0.z

Reported:

Jan 18, 2011

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