Vulnerability Note VU#39001
lpd allows options to be passed to sendmail
The line printer daemon enables various clients to share printers over a network. There exists a vulnerability in this daemon that permits an intruder to send options to sendmail.
The line printer daemon enables various clients to share printers over a network. There exists a vulnerability in this daemon that permits an intruder to send options to sendmail. These options could be used to specify another configuration file allowing an intruder to gain root access.
An intruder may be able to gain root access. In conjunction with another vulnerability (e.g., VU#30308), this can be exploited from hosts not normally authorized to use the lpd service.
Apply the patches, if available, from your vendor.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Debian||Affected||-||04 Oct 2001|
|MandrakeSoft||Affected||04 Oct 2001||30 Oct 2001|
|Red Hat Inc.||Affected||-||04 Oct 2001|
|Sun Microsystems Inc.||Affected||-||31 Jul 2002|
|Caldera||Not Affected||04 Sep 2001||30 Oct 2001|
|Cray Inc.||Not Affected||-||30 Oct 2001|
|Engarde||Not Affected||-||30 Oct 2001|
|FreeBSD||Not Affected||-||05 Nov 2001|
|Fujitsu||Not Affected||-||31 Oct 2001|
|IBM||Not Affected||-||30 Oct 2001|
|Apple Computer Inc.||Unknown||-||09 Nov 2001|
|Compaq Computer Corporation||Unknown||-||05 Nov 2001|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
The CERT/CC would like to thank @Stake, Red Hat and Debian for the information provided in their security advisories.
This document was written by Jason Rafail.
- CVE IDs: Unknown
- Date Public: 08 Jan 2000
- Date First Published: 16 Oct 2001
- Date Last Updated: 09 Nov 2001
- Severity Metric: 14.06
- Document Revision: 13
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