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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Buffer overflow in Solaris in.lpd

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes the remote lpd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote lpd daemon seems to be vulnerable to a
buffer overflow when sent too many 'Receive data file'
commands.
A possible hacker may use this flaw to gain root on this host.

Solution : if the remote host is running Solaris, apply
the relevant patch from Sun. If not, report this problem to
renaud@nessus.org as it may be a false positive

Network Security Threat Level: High

See also : http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/2894

Networks Security ID: 2894

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Renaud Deraison

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