Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : hplip vulnerability (USN-2699-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Enrico Zini discovered that HPLIP used a short GPG key ID when
downloading keys from the keyserver. An attacker could possibly use
this to return a different key with a duplicate short key id and
perform a man-in-the-middle attack on printer plugin installations.

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.

Solution :

Update the affected hplip-data package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.8
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85157 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0839

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