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From: Marc Deslauriers <marc.deslauriers <at> canonical.com>
Subject: [USN-1956-1] HPLIP vulnerability
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.ubuntu.security.announce
Date: Wednesday 18th September 2013 15:06:47 UTC (over 3 years ago)
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1956-1
September 18, 2013

hplip vulnerability
==========================================================================

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

HPLIP could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.

Software Description:
- hplip: HP Linux Printing and Imaging System (HPLIP)

Details:

It was discovered that HPLIP was using polkit in an unsafe manner. A local
attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended polkit
authorizations.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 13.04:
  hplip                           3.13.3-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 12.10:
  hplip                           3.12.6-3ubuntu4.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  hplip                           3.12.2-1ubuntu3.2

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  hplip                           3.10.2-2ubuntu2.3

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1956-1
  CVE-2013-4325

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hplip/3.13.3-1ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hplip/3.12.6-3ubuntu4.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hplip/3.12.2-1ubuntu3.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hplip/3.10.2-2ubuntu2.3
 
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