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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85157


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


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.


Update the affected hplip-data package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85157

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2699-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/31

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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


Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:hplip-data, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0839

OSVDB: 122832

USN: 2699-1