Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 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).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected hplip package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true