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Vulnerability Assessment Details

lpd, dvips and remote command execution

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Executes 'ping' on the remote host

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote lpd server calls dvips in insecure mode.
A possible hacker may use this flaw to execute arbitrary
commands remotely on this host.

Solution : edit the file
/usr/lib/rhs/rhs-printfilters/dvi-to-ps.fpi

and change the linethat specifies how 'dvips' is
to be executed from :
dvips -f $DVIPS_OPTIONS < $TMP_FILE
to
dvips -R -f $DVIPS_OPTIONS < $TMP_FILE

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 3241

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Renaud Deraison

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