USN-1956-1: HPLIP vulnerability

18 September 2013

HPLIP could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.

Releases

Packages

  • 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
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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

References