Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : hplip vulnerability (USN-1956-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that HPLIP was using polkit in an unsafe manner. A
local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended polkit
authorizations.

Solution :

Update the affected hplip package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69974 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62499

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4325