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CVE-2013-4325

Impact: Important
Public: 2013-09-18
Bugzilla: 1006674: CVE-2013-4325 hplip: Insecure calling of polkit

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The check_permission_v1 function in base/pkit.py in HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) through 3.13.9 does not properly use D-Bus for communication with a polkit authority, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions by leveraging a PolkitUnixProcess PolkitSubject race condition via a (1) setuid process or (2) pkexec process.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4325 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.9
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (hplip) RHSA-2013:1274 September 19, 2013

External References

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