RHEL 6 : hplip (RHSA-2013:1274)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70013


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated hplip packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The hplip packages contain the Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing Project (HPLIP), which provides drivers for Hewlett-Packard printers and multi-function peripherals.

HPLIP communicated with PolicyKit for authorization via a D-Bus API that is vulnerable to a race condition. This could lead to intended PolicyKit authorizations being bypassed. This update modifies HPLIP to communicate with PolicyKit via a different API that is not vulnerable to the race condition. (CVE-2013-4325)

All users of hplip are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70013

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-1274.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/20

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hpijs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hplip, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hplip-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hplip-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hplip-gui, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hplip-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libsane-hpaio, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/09/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4325

BID: 62499

OSVDB: 97509

RHSA: 2013:1274