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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2002:012: groff

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the groff package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:012 (groff).

zen-parse discovered an exploitable buffer overflow in groff's preprocessor. If
groff is invoked using the LPRng printing system, a possible hacker can gain rights as
the 'lp' user. Likewise, this may be remotely exploitable if lpd is running and
remotely accessible and the attacker knows the name of the printer and it's
spool file.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 3869

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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