Public Date:
1006674: CVE-2013-4325 hplip: Insecure calling of polkit

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The check_permission_v1 function in base/ 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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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 2013-09-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 hplip Not affected