Ubuntu 2699-1: HPLIP vulnerability

    Date30 Jul 2015
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    HPLIP could be tricked into downloading a different GPG key when performing printer plugin installations.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2699-1
    July 30, 2015
    
    hplip vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 15.04
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    HPLIP could be tricked into downloading a different GPG key when
    performing printer plugin installations.
    
    Software Description:
    - hplip: HP Linux Printing and Imaging System (HPLIP)
    
    Details:
    
    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.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 15.04:
      hplip-data                      3.15.2-0ubuntu4.2
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      hplip-data                      3.14.3-0ubuntu3.4
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      hplip-data                      3.12.2-1ubuntu3.5
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2699-1
      CVE-2015-0839
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hplip/3.15.2-0ubuntu4.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hplip/3.14.3-0ubuntu3.4
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hplip/3.12.2-1ubuntu3.5
    
    
    
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