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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-5208

hpssd in Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing Project (hplip) 1.x and 2.x before 2.7.10 allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a from address, which is not properly handled when invoking sendmail.
Publish Date : 2007-10-12 Last Update Date : 2018-10-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2007-10-04 2007-10-11
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-5208 unix
DSA-1462 hplip -- missing input sanitising oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8070 unix
DSA-1462-1 hplip - missing input sanitising oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20308 unix
ELSA-2007:0960: hplip security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21722 unix
hpssd in Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing Project (hplip) 1.x and 2.x before 2.7.10 allows context-dependent a... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10692 unix
RHSA-2007:0960: hplip security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070960 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-5208

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application HP Linux Imaging And Printing Project 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application HP Linux Imaging And Printing Project 2.7.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
HP Linux Imaging And Printing Project 2

- References For CVE-2007-5208
BID 26054 HP Linux Imaging and Printing System HSSPD.PY Daemon Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2008-01-14
SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:021
XF hplip-hpssd-command-execution(37183) CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2007-3479
SECTRACK 1018806

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-5208

HPLIP From Address Arbitrary Command Execution
This module exploits a command execution vulnerable in the daemon of the Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing Project. According to MITRE, versions 1.x and 2.x before 2.7.10 are vulnerable. This module was written and tested using the Fedora 6 Linux distribution. On the test system, the daemon listens on localhost only and runs with root privileges. Although the configuration shows the daemon is to listen on port 2207, it actually listens on a dynamic port. NOTE: If the target system does not have a 'sendmail' command installed, this vulnerability cannot be exploited.
Module type : exploit Rank : excellent Platforms : Unix

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