Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
It was discovered that the HPLIP Polkit daemon incorrectly handled
temporary files. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to
overwrite arbitrary files. In the default installation of Ubuntu 12.04
LTS and higher, this should be prevented by the Yama link
It was discovered that HPLIP contained an upgrade tool that would
download code in an unsafe fashion. If a remote attacker were able to
perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-6427).
Update the affected hplip package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true