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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Buffer overflow in BSD in.lpd

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains if the remote lpd is bsd-lpd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote bsd-lpd daemon might be vulnerable to a
buffer overflow when sent a too long file name
and then asked to show the print queue when the
file is being printed.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to gain a shell on
this host.

** Because of the conditions to positively check for
** this flaw are very hard to meet, this alert might be
** a false positive.


Affected systems : BSD/OS (up to 4.1), FreeBSD (up to 4.2),
NetBSD (up to 1.5.1), OpenBSD (up to 2.9),
SuSE Linux (up to 7.2), SCO Open Server (5.0.6)

Solution : Make sure you are running the latest version of the BSD line
printer daemon
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 3252

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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